Settlement Houses are Here for the Holidays
Rochester’s settlement houses provide extra comfort and support this time of year, whether it’s a Thanksgiving meal or a present for a child to unwrap on Christmas morning. Some families only want the gift of basic needs, such as food and clothing.
Our families trust us to be there for them every day – and during the holidays. People turn to us when they need help. That's why we're turning to you.
You can help us make the holiday season special for the people and neighborhoods we serve.
Charles Settlement House 100th Anniversary Open House – We are collecting personal hygiene items for our teens, adults and seniors. Drop off at 71 Parkway between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Baden Street Settlement – We’re providing food, toys and gift cards to 500 families. We accept items donations at 13 Vienna St. You can also “adopt” a family for Christmas. Email Gladys at email@example.com.
Community Place of Greater Rochester – We’re accepting donations of clothing, games, toys and food. Items can be dropped off at 145 Parsells Ave.
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.
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