Our 2019-20 low-barrier emergency temporary wintertime shelter was at 720 West Main St., and operated from Thanksgiving through the end of April. Special thanks to Brother Antonios and the Coptic Christian Community, who gave us the use of their former monastery, and to the many volunteers who made a successful season possible in these challenging times.
This is our fifth winter providing shelter to the homeless. Over the previous four years we have been able to feed, clothe, and shelter over 150 people per season. The temporary shelters have been positive experiences for the guests, volunteers, social workers, and everyone else involved. An atmosphere of dignity and respect has created an amazing environment for people to learn, grow, and – most importantly – stay warm in the Rochester Winter. Read more about our earlier shelters – and how REACH Advocacy came about – at Our Story.