The Samaritan House Crisis Center provides shelter and bedding each night for up to 40 homeless men and 10 homeless women. In addition to overnight accommodations, we give our guests access to shower and bathroom facilities during their stay. Additionally, personalized case management services are available on a case by case basis for those seeking permanent housing. 

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.  

Matthew Smeltzer, 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.