CFC's Shelter's Re-open

CFC’s Women’s Shelter, Sanctuary House, Re-opens Thursday, January 18, 2018

Contact Information:

  • Contact:

    Maureen McGuire

  • Address:

    1099 Jay Street, Building J, Rochester, NY 14611

  • Phone:

    (585) 339-9800

  • Email:

Rochester, NY… Joining CEO Marlene Bessette and Vice President Lisa Lewis to kick off our opening ceremony will be Bishop Salvatore Matano, Executive Commissioner Samuel D. Roberts and area dignitaries and representatives from our Local, County and State supporters.

This beautiful shelter for women, and women and their children, was opened in 2002, and during 2017 was renovated with over $1.7 Million of support from New York State’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and Catholic Family Center. Through the HHAP (Homeless Housing and Assistance Program), this project also expands our capacity to serve these vulnerable individuals and families, increasing licensed beds from 43 to 47 while enhancing privacy and improving heat, plumbing, window sealing and insulation infrastructure. This facility is accessible and has been adapted to the needs of our clientele with a trauma-informed approach.

Our goal is to provide homeless families and individuals with shelter while helping to move them into permanent housing. We are excited for the continued improvement of our programs to provide effective services to the people we serve.

About Catholic Family Center: Catholic Family Center (CFC) is Greater Rochester’s largest provider of comprehensive family services. Each year we assist tens of thousands of our neighbors, relatives and friends as they work to remain or become healthy, productive, participating members of our community. We serve all people—regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, age, ability or gender. Our programs work together to address the many issues of human need across all stages of life.