Licensed Community Residence Programs

Programs are in congregate (group home) and apartment living settings and provide room, board and supervision. The overall goals of a community residence program are to help an individual learn the necessary skills to live independently in the community and to attain emotional stability. These programs are rehabilitative and transitional. Community residences have a maximum of 24 individuals in any one location. Supported apartments provide the least restrictive living environments with needed daily support at program sites. Services are generally paid for with funding from SSI, SSD, Monroe County Public Assistance and Medicaid. Community residential programs are accessed through the Monroe County Single Point of Access (SPOA) and the application can be found on-line at or by calling SPOA at 753-2879.

Depaul Community Services


  • Operates community residences and treatment apartments.
  • Serves adults ages 18+

East House


  • Operates group homes and supported apartments.
  • Serves adults ages 18+
  • Specializes in serving individuals with co-occurring disorders, individuals in re-entry, homeless, Spanish-speaking and veterans.

Rochester Psychiatric Center


  • John Romano Community Residence for adults
  • Smith Road Community Residence for children

Family Care Homes

These settings provide a homelike atmosphere for individuals with mental health disabilities by enabling them to live with an intact family in the community. These persons are under the supervision of the state, and are provided with medical and psychiatric follow-up. Homes and caretakers are carefully screened and trained. The homes are supervised, monitored and must adhere to set standards. Family Care Homes are located throughout Monroe, Livingston, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties.

N.Y.S. Family Care Program


Rochester Psychiatric Center

Single Room Occupancy Programs

Extended or permanent stay residences with private living units and onsite services designed to flexibly meet the needs of individuals with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). These might include 24- hour staffing, and assistance with activities of daily living, case management, medication management, social/recreation and housekeeping.

Depaul Community Services

  • Cornerstone: 424-7300
  • Edgerton Square : 647-1115
  • Halstead Square: 654-3800
  • Parkside: 586-8010

Supported Housing

The objective of the supportive housing program is to assist consumers in locating and securing mainstream housing of their choice and in accessing the supports necessary to live successfully in the community. Services may include assistance with choosing housing, roommates and furniture; help with initial and ongoing financing; and linkage with a comprehensive community support system of case management, mental health, rehabilitation, respite, social, employment and health supports.

Depaul Community Services


Supported Housing Program

East House


Supportive Housing Program

Housing Options Made Easy (SPOA)


Supported Housing Program (Access through SPOA)

Ibero American Action League


Supported Housing Program

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Peer Support Services
Drop-in Center
Life Skills Services
Creative Wellness Opportunities
Family Support Servives