Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


The Margaret Home

207 West Filbert St.
East Rochester, NY 14445
Phone: 585-329-7557
Contact: Mary Combs

The Margaret Home is a sustainable home that cares for pregnant moms who are experiencing homelessness or unstable living conditions in the Rochester region.

The mission is to provide pregnant women in need with access to a caring and self-sustaining home environment along with training, employable & entrepreneurial skills.  Our objectives:

  • Expand care services to homeless, pregnant women and their children in the Rochester region. 
  • Connect moms to educational opportunities to enhance their career potential, marketable skills including soft-skills necessary for job or business environments.
  • Utilize a program model that conducts experiential job training in partnership with employers to increase skill levels, job readiness and career pathways.
  • Provide access to entrepreneurial skills and experiences for moms to know how to thrive and work in small business environments; making them marketable to local small businesses.

Wish List:

Volunteers Needed:
  • General house coverage: Times are variable. Hours vry during the day at his is varying day both week days and weekends. You will report to the house manager. Duties include general house responsibilities such as being present for the moms, general house cleaning, possible shopping, and helping moms prepare dinner.
  • Child care: Mostly day hours with some evening hours if needed. This position will be in the child care area on the main floor.
  • Overnight house coverage: This position is for the night hours of 11pm to 8:30am every night. You will report directly to the Resident Director. Duties may include support for new mother, being available if a mother goes into labor, and any childcare issue that may arise.
  • Events:Looking for volunteers to help organize, plan and staff TMH events. This position is as needed, and you will report to the event manager.
  • Teen Volunteer Opportunities: Teens need to be 16 years or older. Teens under 16 will need to have a parent volunteer with them. Girls may volunteer in the childcare area and can help with events.
    We do not allow men or boys in the home on a regular basis, but teenage boys can help with outside chores such as lawn care, leaf pickup and snow removal.

New Listing 8/27/2019

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