A celebration of new beginnings
A celebration of new beginnings
Feeling of Rebuilding & Rebirth

A message from Marlene…
Dear friends,
The sounds, sights, and smells of spring are abundant! Everything feels a bit brighter, more welcoming, and more comforting as our staff and clients re-enter their newly renovated gathering spaces - all thanks to our funders and donors like you!
  • We are SO close to applying the finishing touches on a $4.4 million renovation project at Francis Center, our emergency shelter for men, expanding capacity and comforting services.

  • A significant addition is under construction at Hannick Hall, our addiction treatment residence for women and their young children in Newark, providing expanded services and bed capacity when intensive support is needed.

  • About 24 men will soon be moving into their newly renovated and updated Jones House community residence, more fully supporting their recovery journey.

  • We will have a groundbreaking ceremony on June 1 to begin construction on a new, state-of-the-art community residence to support women in recovery, Barrington House.

  • Our Restart Outpatient clinic and our Mental Health Clinic now have an expanded, brighter, more comforting area in which to rest before and after treatment.
I hope you enjoy our stories in this issue. They are a reflection intended to bring hope, and a celebration of new beginnings. 
Thank you for all you do to help our clients walk their journeys with hope.

In gratitude,
President & CEO
Special Thanks
The parishioners of St. John of Rochester collected a generous donation of support for Francis Center, our shelter for men on their journey to independence. Their stewardship of our community is deeply felt and appreciated. 
Pull-ups are like gold! Thanks to the Women's Prayer group from St. John the Evangelist Spencerport Parish, we are able to provide a supply of these and adult diapers to so many of our families! If you are interested in donating much-needed items, consider our wish list
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
CFC has received a Community Health Awards from Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield aimed to reduce health disparities, particularly due to COVID-19. This funding will assist in obtaining COVID-19 vaccinations for our elderly clients, including help navigating the system to schedule appointments, transportation and accompaniment to appointments, and follow-up monitoring.
Thank you, one and all for your support!
Empty Bowls 2021

Empty Bowls 2021

Empty Bowls 2021 is on a new date: Thursday, December 2, 5:30-8:30 PM. Join us once again for soup, and help end hunger in our community. Want to do more? Contact us if you are interested in volunteering to make this special event a success! 

Volunteers Needed

Looking to give back to your community in a safe way? Help answer phone calls from individuals seeking help with rent assistance due to the negative impacts of COVID-19 in the Rochester area

When: We need you ASAP - now through the summer!

Times: Looking for 9 hours per week at a minimum, in 3 or 4-hour shifts. See our website for more details.

If interested, please email us to learn how you can help with eviction prevention in #ROC.
A Walk in Their Words
We will once again celebrate World Refugee Day by joining with other resettlement agencies in Upstate New York for A Walk In Their Words

Join us on Thursday, June 17th at 5:00 pm at Buckland Park in Brighton - or virtually, with your friends! Registered participants will receive a virtual goodie bag, receive a link to listen to stories in a former refugees’ own words, and help support agencies like Catholic Family Center that lead efforts to help resettle newly arrived refugees. Register here!
Stories from our Blog
Read how the stress, financial hardships and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting enormous challenges for individuals and their families, while robbing many of treatment options and support systems.
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Catholic Family Center
87 North Clinton Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-7220
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