Our 2020-21 low-barrier emergency temporary wintertime shelter will again be located at 720 West Main St., in the former Coptic monastery. Special thanks to Brother Antonios and the Coptic Christian Community, for again giving us the use of this most excellent facility. As always volunteers are needed to help with building preparation and shelter operation; see our Volunteer Opportunities page.
This will be our sixth winter providing shelter to the homeless. Over the previous five 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.