A warm meal can make all the difference. At Open Door Mission we know the importance of supplying your body with the nutrients it needs to get through the day. That's why we open our doors daily at 6:00 p.m. to all men, women and children in need of a meal. No charge, no questions asked. 

Our chefs work diligently to create a healthy, hearty meal that will provide substance and leave all guests with a full belly.  After each hot meal, an optional 30-minute, non-denominational chapel service is offered. 

Doors open daily at 6:00 p.m. 

The Samaritan House Crisis Center • 210 Main Street, Rochester, NY 14608


At Open Door Mission we believe that guidance and healing can be obtained through prayer and worship. A non-denominational service is held every evening and offers our guests a moment of reflection and peace. The service lasts 30-minutes and is held after dinner.

If guests are seeking additional religious guidance we also provide opportunities for Bible study and one on one counseling. 

Daily at 7:30 p.m. 

The Samaritan House Crisis Center • 210 Main Street, Rochester, NY 14608


Women and Children

We provide clothing for women and children in need. We depend on the community for donations of new and gently used clothing. Open Door Mission is in immediate need of:

  • Pajamas
  • Boys / girls clothes 2T- 16/18 
  • New underwear
  • New or gently used bras
  • Bath towels
  • Twin bed sheets
  • Women's plus size clothing

Requirements: Proper identification is required for clothing pick-up.


Men's clothing donations directly support the guests of the Samaritan House Crisis Center. Clothing is specifically used for the purpose of job interviews, funerals, release from prison and emergency situations related to loss of housing or natural disasters. 

Shayne Priddy, spriddy@opendoormission.com if your organization is in need of men's clothing and interested in partnering.

Caring & Donation Center • 156 N. Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, New York 14608


Open Door Mission is in immediate need of the following:

  • New underwear
  • Flip-flops (S-XXL)
  • Socks
  • Bath towels
  • Twin bed sheets
  • Gently worn suit coats

Requirements: Written referral from a local social services agency.

The difference is dignity. At Open Door Mission we open our arms to men, women and children seeking shelter, food or even a little guidance on what steps to take next. We treat each and every one of our guests with the respect and dignity they deserve. No matter the road that got you here, Open Door Mission is here to help.