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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


St. Joseph's House of Hospitality

402 South Avenue
Rochester , NY 14620
Phone: 585-314-8028
Contact: Jasmin Reggler

Serves lunch daily, operates a men's emergency shelter, gives out clean men's clothes, provides a shower, offers clothes washing, and makes available a local phone; all with no charge to recipients. Holds a weekly ecumenical service on Tuesdays; advocates for those who are homeless or on the brink of being there.

We are open Sunday - Friday 9 to 12:30.  Closed on Saturdays.

Wish List:
  • aprons, dish towels, bath towels, sleeping bags
  • blankets for emergency shelter
  • cleaning supplies: bathroom cleaner, bleach, Pinesol, dish detergent, laundry powder, scrub sponges
  • grocery-store items: sugar, mayonnaise, margarine, butter, peanut butter, jelly, jam, coffee, baked beans, mustard, ketchup
  • men's clothes: e.g., jeans, pants, T-shirts, coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, winter hats, gloves, boots, sneakers, white socks, socks, underwear
  • paper towels, sandwich bags, 39-gallon trash bags, toilet paper
  • silverware, salt and pepper shakers
  • personal care items (travel-size): toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shaving cream, soap, disposable shaving razors, hand lotion, foot powder and cream

Volunteers Needed:
  • Prepare and serve lunch: 9 am to 12:30 pm except Saturdays.
  • Sort clothes.
  • Clean.

  • Help staff the night shelter (October through April).
    Will train. 
    Can sleep on the job!
    Plenty of choice hours.
    Good supervision. 
    Call Jasmin at 585-314-8028.

 Information reviewed by agency 9/21/23.  (Contact information and hours of operation updated.)