FOOd & EMergency Housing 


The Samaritan House Crisis Center provides shelter to those in need. In addition to overnight accommodations,  we give our guests access to warm meals and essential laundry services. Additionally, personalized case management assistance is available on a case by case basis for those seeking permanent housing and other person centered services. 


The difference is dignity. At Open Door Mission’s Samaritan House Crisis Center, we open our arms and hearts to help those in need. We treat each and every one of our guests with the respect and dignity they deserve. No matter the road that led to us, Open Door Mission is here to help.  

Ramon Cintron,, for immediate housing needs

Doors Open Daily at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Bed sign-up (must come in person to obtain a bed)

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

The Samaritan House Crisis Center is a short-term crisis center focused on the immediate needs of the homeless community in Rochester, NY.  Open daily and dedicated to offering hope, shelter and a warm meal. The Samaritan House is home for several of Open Door Mission's signature programs including: food and emergency housing, community meal program, chapel services and the medical mobile unit.