Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Villa of Hope

3300 Dewey Ave.
Rochester, NY 14616
Phone: 585-865-1550 x258
Contact: Jean Grover

Since 1942, Villa of Hope has risen to meet the needs of the community time and time again. Through caring for increasing numbers of people whose lives were impacted by abuse, poverty and family histories of mental illness and drug problems, the Villa has evolved into a leader in behavioral health, mental health, substance abuse treatment and trauma-informed care.


Seventy-five years later, we know more than ever before about the consequences of trauma, how it impacts brain development in adults and youth, and how it can tear families and communities apart. The Villa is a place where human challenges meet hope and renewal.

Wish List:
  • area rugs (new)
  • apartment supplies (cleaning, mops, dishes, kitchen towels, laundry baskets, etc.)
  • art and craft supplies
  • bedding (new): twin and queen comforters, sheets, pillows
  • luggage
  • towels, washcloths
  • musical instruments
  • PPE (new): masks, gowns, gloves
  • gift cards: books, crafts, electronics, sports, iTunes
  • gift cards: fast food, groceries
  • gift cards: nail salons, hair salons, barbers
  • hair dryers, flat irons, curling irons
  • body lotion, soap, hair products for men and women (Various diverse needs)
  • coats, sweatshirts (new) of all sizes
  • journals, school supplies
  • MP3 players, iPods, headphones
  • iPads for use in school
  • video cameras for computers (for remote learning)
  • sports equipment: basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, lacrosse sticks
  • cases of bottles water
  • tickets to sporting events: Red Wings, Rhinos, Lancers, Knighthawks, etc. (when back doing live events)
  • towels, washcloths
  • interview outfits (new): suits, professional dress, dress casual (Polos, chinos, shoes, steel-toe boots, etc.)
  • wristwatches with alarms
  • gas cards, bus passes to get to and from work

Volunteers Needed:

  • Administrative, editing and design project support.
  • Social media posting and graphic design support.
  • Various property beautification projects.
  • Help plan and volunteer at events: fundraising, family, and cultivation.
  • Yoga and meditation instructors.
  • Mentors for youth.
  • Local businesses and nonprofits who can provide internship or career exploration opportunities for adults and youth in our WorkForce Development and Supported Employment Program.

Information reviewed by agency 1/27/21.  (Wish List, volunteer needs and contact information updated.)

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