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Catholic Family Center- KIN Program
87 N. Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: (585) 546-7220 x4802 or x4903
It can be overwhelming to help raise the child of a family member when the parent(s) cannot. Grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles often become the non-parent caregivers for the children of a family
member when the parent(s) is unable to raise them.
Catholic Family Center is here to help you with this important responsibility.
Catholic Family Center Staff can:
• Meet you in your home.
• Provide you with referrals and connect you to services and resources.

Hillside Children’s Center
Program Contact: Tess Mahnken-Weatherspoon,
1 Mustard Street
Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: (585)654-1463

This is a Permanency Resource Center (PRC) to serve post adoptive and post guardianship families. It cannot serve kinship families with custody or informal arrangements.

A New York State Office of Children and Family Services Program
Skip Generations Grandparents Who Are Raising Grandchildren Group
Southwest Family Resource Center
89 Genesee St.
Rochester, NY 14611
An educational support group for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The group is run on:Tuesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM & Thursdays 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Linda James at (585) 436-0370 Ext. 302, or by email at
Sponsored by: Family Resource Centers of Crestwood Children’s Center
Grandparents for Grandparents Support Group
Henrietta Town Hall: Main Meeting Room
475 Calkins Rd
Henrietta, NY 14467
Support group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month, starting May 27th. Childcare provided in meeting room A.Time is 6:30pm-8:00pm. For more information, call Anita at Henrietta Recreation Department & Youth Bureau (585) 359-2540. Snacks provided.
Southwest Family Resource Center
89 Genesee St.
Rochester, NY 14611
April Baker, Program Coordinator
Mary Jo Brach, Service Director
Phone: (585) 436-0370

Full-day Pre-K; parenting classes; Baby Love; Skip Generations Grandparents who are Raising Grandchildren support group.

Legal Assistance of Western New York (LAWNY)
1 W. Main Street, 4th Floor #400
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: (585) 325-2520
The Kinship Program assists individuals raising children who are not their own with a variety of legal matters. We focus on housing stability, income supports, educational enrollment, and assistance in securing necessary Family Court orders.

Empire Justice Center (EJC) (formerly Public Interest Law Office of Rochester)
1 W. Main Street, #200
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 454-6500
Fax: (585) 454-4019
Services: Child Care, Child Support, Civil Legal Services, Civil Rights, Consumer & Community, Development, Disability Benefits, Domestic Violence, Education, Health, Housing, Immigrant Rights, and Public Benefits.
Western New York Law Center (WNYLC)
237 Main Street, Suite 1130
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 855-0203
Fax: (716) 270-4005
Alternative Dispute Resolution Site
The Peacemaker Program, Inc.
502 Court Street, Suite 234
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: (315) 724-1718

Monroe County Office for the Aging and Adult Services
435 East Henrietta Road
3rd Floor West (Faith Wing)
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: (585) 753-6280
Fax: (585) 753-6281
The Office for the Aging is responsible for planning, coordinating, funding, and advocating for programs and serviceswhich meet the needs of Monroe County residents age 60 and over. Services are targeted to individuals with the greatest social and/or economic need, placing emphasis on serving those older persons who are low-income, minority and/or those with physcial and mental disabilities.


Rochester/Monroe County Youth Bureau
Monroe Community Hospital
435 East Henrietta Road, Room 1FE16
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 753-6461
Fax: (585) 753-6465
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Monroe County
37 South Washington Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: (585) 442-2250
Child Care Council
595 Blossom Road, Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14610
Phone: (585) 664-4720
Center for Youth
905 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: (585) 473-2464
Programs include: Counseling Services, Emergency Shelter, Prevention Education Services, Runaway Homeless Youth Services, SafePlace, Street Outreach Program, School-Based Services, Crisis Nursery, New Beginning School, Rochester Teen Court, Safe Harbour, Strings for Success,Summer Reading Fun, Transitional Living Program, Workforce Development.
Monroe County Dept. of Human Services
111 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: (585) 753-6298
Fax: (585) 753-6296

Phone: 585-753-6477
9am-3pm Monday-Friday

691 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14605
Phone: 585-753-6960

Monroe County Office of Mental Health
1099 Jay St., Building J
Suite 201A
Rochester, NY 14611
Phone: (585) 753-6047
Fax: (585) 753-6620

Catholic Family Center
87 North Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: (585) 546-7220

Catholic Family Center (CFC) offers more than 60 human-services programs, serving consumers throughout Rochester and Monroe County. The agency provides programs in the core areas of families, housing services, behavioral health and social policy and research. Among its many comprehensive programs are Restart Substance Abuse Services and the STAR program for senior citizens, along with wide-ranging services in mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, housing for the homeless, resettlement services for refugees, employment assistance for individuals, and more. In 2014, CFC served more than 33,000 people, most of whom live on an aggregate household income of less than $15,000.

Peter Castle Family Resource Center
555 Avenue D
Rochester, NY 14621
Linda James, Coordinator
Mary Jo Brach, Service Director
Phone: (585) 339-3200
Peter Castle Family Resource Center

Early child classrooms (ages 2-3), Tuesday and Wednesday; Pre-K, M – F, 9:00am – 3:00pm; parenting classes; Baby Love – teaches development skills; offer Spanish-language services

Lakeside Child and Family Services
75 Stutson Street
Rochester, NY 14612
Phone: (585) 663-2930
Free Pre-K classes to city residents, ages 18 months – 10 years old

Supervised Visitation Programs
SPCC – Society for the Protection and Care of Children
Monroe County Visitation Center
451 E. Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: (585) 753-2700
Fax: (585) 753-2711