Kinship Caregiver Programs

Catholic Family Center- KIN Program

87 N. Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-7220 x4818

It can be overwhelming to help raise the child of a family member when the parent(s) cannot. Grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles often become the non-parent caregivers for the children of a family
member when the parent(s) is unable to raise them.
Catholic Family Center is here to help you with this important responsibility.
Catholic Family Center Staff can:
• Meet you in your home.
• Provide you with referrals and connect you to services and resources.

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Skip Generations Grandparents Who Are Raising Grandchildren Group

Southwest Family Resource Center
89 Genesee St.
Rochester, NY 14611

An educational support group for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The group is run on:Tuesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM & Thursdays 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Linda James at (585) 436-0370 Ext. 302, or by email at

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Sponsored by: Family Resource Centers of Crestwood Children’s Center

Grandparents for Grandparents Support Group

Henrietta Town Hall: Main Meeting Room
475 Calkins Rd
Henrietta, NY 14467

Support group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month, starting May 27th. Childcare provided in meeting room A.Time is 6:30pm-8:00pm. For more information, call Anita at Henrietta Recreation Department & Youth Bureau (585) 359-2540. Snacks provided.

Southwest Family Resource Center

89 Genesee St.
Rochester, NY 14611
April Baker, Program Coordinator
Mary Jo Brach, Service Director
(585) 436-0370
Web: Southwest Family Resource Center
Full-day Pre-K; parenting classes; Baby Love; Skip Generations Grandparents who are Raising Grandchildren support group.

Peter Castle Family Resource Center

555 Avenue D
Rochester, NY 14621
Linda James, Coordinator
Mary Jo Brach, Service Director
(585) 339-3200
Web: Peter Castle Family Resource Center

Early child classrooms (ages 2-3), Tuesday and Wednesday; Pre-K, M – F, 9:00am – 3:00pm; parenting classes; Baby Love – teaches development skills; offer Spanish-language services

Lakeside Child and Family Services

75 Stutson Street
Rochester, NY 14612
(585) 663-2930
Free Pre-K classes to city residents, ages 18 months – 10 years old

Supervised Visitation Programs

SPCC – Society for the Protection and Care of Children
Monroe County Visitation Center

451 E. Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14620
Ph: (585) 753-2700
Fax: (585) 753-2711

Aging Programs

Monroe County Office for the Aging and Adult Services

435 East Henrietta Road
3rd Floor West (Faith Wing)
Rochester, NY 14620
Ph: (585) 753-6280
Fax: (585) 753-6281

The Office for the Aging is responsible for planning, coordinating, funding, and advocating for programs and serviceswhich meet the needs of Monroe County residents age 60 and over. Services are targeted to individuals with the greatest social and/or economic need, placing emphasis on serving those older persons who are low-income, minority and/or those with physcial and mental disabilities.

Catholic Family Center

87 North Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-7220

Catholic Family Center (CFC) offers more than 60 human-services programs, serving consumers throughout Rochester and Monroe County. The agency provides programs in the core areas of families, housing services, behavioral health and social policy and research. Among its many comprehensive programs are Restart Substance Abuse Services and the STAR program for senior citizens, along with wide-ranging services in mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, housing for the homeless, resettlement services for refugees, employment assistance for individuals, and more. In 2014, CFC served more than 33,000 people, most of whom live on an aggregate household income of less than $15,000.

Youth Programs

Rochester/Monroe County Youth Bureau

Monroe Community Hospital
435 East Henrietta Road, Room 1FE16
Rochester, NY 14614
Ph: (585) 753-6461
Fax: (585) 753-6465

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Monroe County

37 South Washington Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Ph: (585) 442-2250

Child Care Council

595 Blossom Road, Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14610
Ph: (585) 664-4720

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Center for Youth

905 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Ph: (585) 473-2464

Programs include: Counseling Services, Emergency Shelter, Prevention Education Services, Runaway Homeless Youth Services, SafePlace, Street Outreach Program, School-Based Services, Crisis Nursery, New Beginning School, Rochester Teen Court, Safe Harbour, Strings for Success,Summer Reading Fun, Transitional Living Program, Workforce Development.

Legal Services

Monroe County Legal Assistance Corporation (MCLAC)

1 W. Main Street, 4th Floor #400
Rochester, NY 14604
Ph: (585) 325-2520
Fax: (585) 325-2559

Empire Justice Center (EJC) (formerly Public Interest Law Office of Rochester)

1 W. Main Street, #200
Rochester, NY 14614
Ph: (585) 454-6500
Fax: (585) 454-4019

Services: Child Care, Child Support, Civil Legal Services, Civil Rights, Consumer & Community, Development, Disability Benefits, Domestic Violence, Education, Health, Housing, Immigrant Rights, and Public Benefits.

Western New York Law Center (WNYLC)

237 Main Street, Suite 1130
Buffalo, NY 14203
Ph: (716) 855-0203
Fax: (716) 270-4005

County Agencies

Monroe County Dept. of Human Services

111 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
Ph: (585) 753-6298
Fax: (585) 753-6296

9am-3pm Monday-Friday

691 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14605

Monroe County Office of Mental Health

1099 Jay St., Building J
Suite 201A
Rochester, NY 14611
Ph: (585) 753-6047
Fax: (585) 753-6620