Programs

Providence Housing currently provides supportive services to 225 individuals and families. These are individuals or families who come to us looking for a permanent supportive home. Providence Housing offers a number of permanent supportive housing programs for individuals and families, plus an emergency housing program for families, a program for Veterans, and supportive services for seniors. To determine eligibility, please refer to the information below.

If you are experiencing homelessness or worried about becoming homeless, please contact 211 Life Line by dialing 211, calling 877-356-9211, or visiting Life Line’s website at LifeLine.org.

Permanent Supportive Housing Programs

All Permanent Supportive Housing Programs, including ours listed below, are accessed through the Rochester/Monroe County Homeless Continuum of Care Prioritization List. Persons cannot be directly referred to our Permanent Supportive programs. Persons residing in emergency shelters or in places not meant for human habitation may be placed on the Coordinated Entry Prioritization List by the emergency shelter or outreach staff, which is the only way to access these programs. Participants contribute 30% of their adjusted gross income to the program.

To be placed on the Prioritization List, individuals and families must be homeless and residing in an emergency shelter, safe haven or street homeless. Outside of working with shelter case managers, those looking for placement on the Community Waitlist can visit https://rochomeless.org/coordinated-entry/ for further details.

Shelter Plus Care Program (S+C)

Providence Housing’s Shelter Plus Care Program assists individuals that are homeless and have qualifying disabilities to find placement in safe, affordable housing which is critical to his/her stability and well-being. The S+C Program is funded by the HUD Supportive Housing Program. This program is designed to provide permanent housing to income-eligible individuals who are a minimum of 18 years of age, are low-income households, are chronically homeless by HUD definition, and have been diagnosed as having a disability, which must include, but is not limited to a substance use disorder.

An eligible disability can be a history of a substance use disorder, a mental illness or a diagnosis of AIDS or AIDS-related diseases that impede the ability to live independently.

Please contact Aimee Cosimano for information about this program. 585-529-9556

Suburban Supportive Housing Initiative (SSHI)

The Suburban Supportive Housing Initiative is a permanent supportive housing program available in Greece, NY that opened in 2007 and offers 22 two-bedroom apartments designated for homeless families with disabilities who need case management and supportive services. The Suburban Supportive Housing Initiative is funded by the HUD Supportive Housing Program. Residents can stay as long as they need services and comply with program requirements. A Family Life Coach assists families in developing a personal plan, which includes training in life skills, and achieving stability and self-sufficiency. Life skills programming is offered on-site and in the community, and a tutoring program is available for children during the school year.

Please contact Aimee Cosimano for information about this program. 585-529-9556

Veteran’s Housing Program

The Veteran’s Permanent Housing Program is funded by the HUD Supportive Housing Program. This program is designed to provide permanent housing to income-eligible individuals who are a minimum of 18 years of age, are low-income households, have veteran status by national standards, are homeless by HUD definition and have been diagnosed as having a disability.

Please contact Aimee Cosimano for information about this program. 585-529-9556.

Approaching Home Program

The Approaching Home program is funded by the HUD Supportive Housing Program. This program is designed to provide permanent housing to income-eligible individuals who are a minimum of 18 years of age, are low-income households, are chronically homeless by HUD definition, and have been diagnosed as having a disability.

Please contact Aimee Cosimano for information about this program at (585) 529-9556.

Project-Based Voucher Program

The Project-Based Voucher program is funded by the HUD Supportive Housing Program. This program is designed to provide permanent housing to income-eligible individuals who are a minimum of 18 years of age, are low-income households, are chronically homeless by HUD definition, and have been diagnosed as having a disability. Participants in the program have options of housing in Greece, NY or in Rochester’s South Wedge.

Please contact Aimee Cosimano for information about this program at (585) 529-9556.

Emergency Housing

Most emergency housing or shelter placements in Monroe County must be made through the Monroe County Department of Human Services. If you are sanctioned by DHS, please call 211 Lifeline at 877-356-9211. If you need help accessing emergency housing, please contact Monroe County Department of Human Services at (585) 753-6998 or after hours call (585) 442-1742.

TEMPRO Emergency Housing

In July of 1969, 50 years ago, Tempro Development Co. Inc. was formed. Tempro was started as a major social action project of Temple B’rith Kodesh. The founding members of Tempro were concerned about the plight of homeless families in Rochester after the 1964 riots and the unacceptable conditions homeless families faced in local hotels and shelters where they were placed.  In addition, families were divided and not able to stay together which made a traumatic situation worse.

The founders of Tempro started Tempro Emergency Shelter with eleven homes in the Public Market area. These eleven homes are fully equipped for families to stay together and referrals come directly from Monroe Housing Department of Human Services. Support services are provided by Providence Housing.

Please contact Tree Clemonds for information about this program at (585) 210-2052.

Senior Living

To apply for housing at one of our senior properties, please visit the housing tab and refer to Housing for Seniors. All applications for senior living apartments must be presented to the property manager for each property. Support services are offered at Atwood Park through our programs department.

Atwood Park

Atwood Park Senior Living contains 33 handicap accessible or adaptable one-bedroom apartments available to seniors in Gates, NY. Applicants must be 62 years or older and meet income-eligibility. Apartments are smoke-free. For an application, click here or call (585) 247-0985. For information on support services available at Atwood Park, please contact Tree Clemonds at (585) 210-2052.

Meet our Programs Team

Aimee Cosimano
Grants Administrator
Aimee.Cosimano@dor.org
(585) 529-9556

Amy Pierson
Housing Specialist
Amy.Pierson@dor.org
(585) 465-3236

Aubrey Baldauf
Family Life Coach
Aubrey.Baldauf@dor.org
(585) 455-0694

Charlene Jacque-Gray
Family Life Coach
Charlene.Jacque-Gray@dor.org
(585) 356-0127

Chris Beard
Family Life Coach
Chris.Beard@dor.org
(585) 491-3767

Katina Simmons
Family Life Coach & Employment Specialist
Katina.Simmons@dor.org
(585) 397-0433

Kristin Clarke
Family Life Coach Supervisor
Kristin.Clarke@dor.org
(585) 315-3151

Lauren Wiener
Emergency Housing Specialist
Lauren.Wiener@dor.org
(585) 455-4371

Martha Brito
Family Life Coach
Martha.Brito@dor.org
(585) 362-7400

Robyn Johnson
Family Life Coach
Robyn.Johnson@dor.org
(585) 201-3605

Sha'nay Armstead
Life Skills Specialist
Sha'nay.Armstead@dor.org
(585) 313-5664

Stephanie DeBellis
Family Life Coach
Sha'nay.Armstead@dor.org
(585) 470-8362

Tree Clemonds
Grants Program Director
Tree.Clemonds@dor.org
(585) 210-2052