Residents

What is Life Like for Residents of Providence Housing?

Providence Housing provides housing options for our residents but our residents create community for one another. Many of our seniors join each other for a weekly coffee hour, card games, and get together for birthdays and holidays. Other residents can be found gathering in our community rooms for special events, joining a Girl Scout troop, attending an exercise class, or planting a garden.

Providence Housing also provides supportive services to 225 individuals and families. These are individuals or families who come to us looking for a permanent supportive home. They may have been homeless, recovering from drug addiction, living with mental illness, or facing other life-changing circumstances making it difficult to find a safe home. We are proud to provide them with a safe, affordable home.

Here are some of our residents' stories.

Residents of Durand Senior Housing and St. Salome Apartments, along with Congressman Joe Morelle, at our ribbon cutting ceremony.

  • Family Finds Peace & Stability through SSHI Program
    Traci Bell was apprehensive after first moving to Greece Commons in 2016, after shifting from a condemned apartment complex to a shelter and finally becoming completely homeless. When she found housing and supportive services through the Providence Housing and the Suburban Supportive Housing Initiative (SSHI), she almost thought it was too good to be true and wouldn’t last – but she was pleasantly surprised. Before moving to Greece, she and her two daughters, Mai’yanah and Jah’lynn, became homeless after the apartment ...
  • “Tradition” Brought her Back to Rochester
    Providence Housing’s mission is to strengthen families and communities by creating and providing access to quality affordable housing enriched by the availability of supportive services.Mary Zarcone moved into Durand Senior Apartments in December. She grew up in Rochester near Norton and Goodman Streets, raised her children here, and then spent the past 20 years in Florida. She has been back to visit family a few times, but after attending her 50th high school reunion at Franklin High School a few ...
  • St. Salome Resident Anna Pavone Celebrates 104 Years
    Anna Pavone recently celebrated her 104th birthday along with close to 70 friends and family at St. Salome Apartments on July 12. Ms. Pavone was born in Rochester shortly before World War 1, in 1914. After a rough childhood, she found love and was married for 63 years. She and her husband raised two children. One of the highlights of her life was moving to Florida in 1978 where she said, “there was always something going on.” Her great granddaughter, Gina Dalberth, ...
  • One in Four of Those Currently Homeless or at Risk for Being Homeless Are Veterans
    Fostering Independence and Self-Sufficiency for Veterans Fostering Independence and Self-Sufficiency for Veterans Years ago, after the service, I was living in Atlanta, Georgia, and found myself in the middle of the housing crisis and soon, without a home. My family and I held on for as long as we could, and my sons managed to finish high school before being displaced. I ended up moving back to Rochester, where I grew up, and found myself at the mercy of extended family ...
  • Housing Is a Great Start, but They Need More
    Laci Anderson’s Story of Success Many of us think “it will never happen to me,” and this is just what Laci Anderson thought. She was in her late 20s, had a very successful job, was pretty happy, had a decent family life and great friends, and neither she nor anyone in her family had any history of addiction. She didn’t even drink. Yet, after having some back pain, she found herself addicted to prescription pain killers. She didn’t realize it at ...

What is Life Like for Residents of Providence Housing?

Providence Housing provide homes but our residents create community. Many of our seniors join each other for a weekly coffee hour, card games, and get together for special events around birthdays and holidays. Other other residents can be found gathering in our community rooms for special events, joining a Girl Scout troop, attending an exercise class, or planting a garden.

Son House Resident Speaks at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Residents receiving supportive services

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. They may have been homeless or nearly homeless, recovering from drug addiction, living with mental illness, or facing other life-changing circumstances making it difficult to find a safe home. We are proud to provide them with a safe, affordable home. Here are some of their stories.

Residents of Durand Senior Housing and St. Salome Apartments, along with Congressman Joe Morelle, at our ribbon cutting ceremony.