70 Liberty Pole Way

Rochester, NY 14604

Salvation Army of Greater Rochester

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. In 1865, William Booth, an ordained Methodist minister, aided by his wife Catherine, formed an evangelical group dedicated to preaching among the "unchurched" people living in the midst of appalling poverty in London's East End. Booth's ministry recognized the interdependence of material, emotional and spiritual needs. In addition to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, Booth became involved in the feeding and shelter of the hungry and homeless and in rehabilitation of alcoholics. Booth and his followers, originally known as The Christian Mission, became The Salvation Army in 1878, when that organization evolved on a quasi-military pattern. Booth became "the General" and officers' ranks were given to his ministers. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. Last year, over 26,000 bags of groceries and over 30,000 nights of lodging were provided for those in the most need in our community where The Salvation Army has been since May 4, 1884. The Salvation Army provides almost 100 beds in Rochester for the homeless some of which are designated specifically for veterans. Booth Haven houses homeless men while the Safe Haven facilities house the chronically homeless. For women, many of whom are escaping domestic abuse, The Salvation Army's Hope House can accommodate mothers and their young children. The Salvation Army established Genesis House in 1981 as an emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth ages 16-20 in Rochester and Monroe County. It is the only youth emergency shelter in New York State that addresses this population as youth. The Emergency and Family Services program provides immediate emergency help, such as food, clothing, prescriptions and rent / mortgage assistance to households in crisis. Counseling and case management services offer families holistic long term support. A summer day camp serves youth on the east and west sides of Rochester. Elementary students enjoy indoor and outdoor recreation as well as arts and crafts plus experience day-trips to local museums, The Seneca Park Zoo and Seabreeze Amusement Park. Long Point Camp is a 138 acre summer sleep-away camp located on the western side of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. Long Point Camp exists to be a place where youth may capture the joy of living, loving and learning more about their God, themselves and others. Starting in 2012, children of active and honorably discharged Veterans attend Long Point Camp at no charge to their families. The spiritual foundation of The Salvation Army lies in its churches or corps. There are three churches in Rochester; Northwest Corps, located at 100 West Avenue, Temple Corps, located at 916 N. Clinton Avenue and Liberty Pole Way Corps, our oldest location, which has been located at 60 Liberty Pole Way since 1939. Worship services, Sunday school and Bible study groups take place as well as community outreach and social services.

We focus on: Human Services

Where we are: Monroe

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