The Right Start for Our Youth

The Right Start for Our Youth

Stability for Our Families

Stability for Our Families

Independence for Our Seniors

Independence for Our Seniors

Avenues of Opportunity

For over a century, the settlement houses have been an integral part of the Rochester community. When we were founded, we addressed the needs of immigrants for employment, housing, language skills, education and family support. The settlement houses have evolved to serve the populations of their neighborhoods. We perform on-the-ground anti-poverty work, uplifting the lives of people from cradle to grave. 

Baden Street Settlement, Charles Settlement House and Community Place joined forces to create the Settlement Houses of Rochester Foundation. The fundraising arm of the settlement houses will strengthen our work and ensure we can serve Rochester for generations to come. We provide what we call "avenues of opportunity" for youth, families and seniors right in the neighborhoods where they live, work, worship and play.

The settlement houses serve 20,000 individuals, employ 230 people and have a combined budget of $11 million.


A Taste of Spring for Community Place on March 8. Details here

Knighthawks Fundraising Game for Charles Settlement House on March 10. Details here

Charles Settlement House Pasta Dinner on March 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 71 Parkway. Tickets are $5. 

Baden Street Settlement 117th Annual Board of Directors Meeting on May 10. Details TBA

Charles Settlement House marks 100 years with open house. Read Democrat and Chronicle story.

Charles Settlement House marks 100 years. Watch FOX Rochester story. Watch WROC-TV story.

Connections with Evan Dawson features Rod Cox-Cooper and Scott Benjamin. Listen to podcast here.

SHRF Partners with Young Audiences of Rochester for youth and senior programming.

#TrailsROC raises $2,000 to benefit SHRF.