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Community Organizations

  • A Magical Journey Thru Stages
    A Magical Journey Thru Stages is a non-profit theater company dedicated to making this community a better place to live. We exist to perform high-quality plays and musicals that delight audiences, educate youth in theater arts, benefit local charities and foster personal and professional growth.
  • Mary Cariola Children's Center
    Founded in 1949, Mary Cariola Children’s Center is a special place in Rochester, NY, that serves children with multiple, complex disabilities; public and private schools aren’t able to accommodate these children.
  • CDS Monarch
    Today, we fulfill transitional and employment needs of more than 1,700 people with developmental disabilities and their families through the Life Transitions program, Warrior Salute™ service, a CDS Monarch Senior Living division, and Unistel, a subsidiary of CDS Monarch. The Wolf Foundation, Inc. is a community-sustained endowment established in support of CDS Monarch, Inc. CDS Monarch is guided by the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to lead a productive, fulfilling life with quality and choice of services.
  • Advent House
    Welcome to the Story of Advent House - a home serving people who are in the last stages of a terminal illness. This is a story about the gracious love of God and those called to share that same unconditional love with people who have special needs at a critical time in their lives. Advent House is a home for two residents diagnosed to have less than three months to live. It serves all needs of its residents by affirming their dignity as a child of God and by providing all environments to fully live the last precious days of life. The love and support the Advent House ministry offers also embraces the family and friends of its residents and continues into the grieving process.
  • Birthright of Rochester
    Since 1971, Birthright of Rochester has offered free and confidential pregnancy support to any woman regardless of age, income or ethnicity. Birthright’s focus is on the distressed mother and her baby. Our guiding principle is: “It is the right of every woman to give birth and the right of every child to be born.” Staffed almost exclusively by volunteers, we understand that each woman's situation is unique and our objective is to help her understand that she has options. We then provide support and advocacy to her through our follow-up program. With the help of generous donations of our community, we provide maternity clothes, layettes for newborns and infant clothing along with our advocacy. Emphasizing accessibility, Birthright offers multiple locations throughout the greater Rochester area, and a 24-hour hotline so that assistance is always only a phone call away.
  • Lollypop Farm
    Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, is committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach programs and the prevention of cruelty.
  • Compeer Rochester
    Compeer Rochester offers a wide range of programs to serve the needs of children and adults receiving mental-health treatment, as well as people in need of emotional support.
  • CP Rochester
    CP Rochester exists to support people with physical and developmental disabilities in choosing and accomplishing successive, individualized life goals. We do this by providing a wide range of services to people of all ages in the greater Rochester area including clinical, educational, residential, and recreational programs.
  • Hope Hall
    Hope Hall is a private, non-sectarian, not-for-profit school designed for students with special learning needs who consistently experience frustration in the traditional classroom setting. Hope Hall is committed to the belief that when students are given respect and enough time in a supportive, multi-sensory learning environment, they can become successful learners.
  • St. Ann's Community
    St. Ann’s Community promotes the highest levels of independence, and physical and spiritual well-being of older adults in the Catholic tradition of excellence in care and services.
  • ArtPeace, Inc.
    ArtPeace, Inc. is a 501(c3) not-for-profit organization founded in Rochester , NY that cultivates positive living and working. We are transforming education and creating social change by developing strengths in underserved youth and adults, through the integration of arts, recreation, technology and entrepreneurship.

Compassionate Service

Core values are the essense and approach to living in the spirit of Mercy. These attitudes and behaviors are the soul of the life and learning at Our Lady of Mercy.

Compassionate Service is living out the Gospel imperative to care for those in need. We will seek to understand the needs of others and respond with Christ-like mercy.

Local Churches & Catholic Schools

The link below gives contact information for local Catholic churches and Catholic schools. Visit the organization's website to find out more about the church or school.

Many churches run ministries that fall under the Mercy Critical Concerns or Core Values.


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