Jennifer Wolfley, Director of Outreach Services
(585) 748-8490 after 9:00 pm
Theodore Wolfley, Jr., Deputy Director
(585) 362-6386
Happy New Year 2023

2023 promises to bring additional programs. Paper Bag Ladies of Rochester will continue to focus on assisting those who need to work in identifying interpersonal strengths, mental health goals and general wellness and personal stability. We offer a variety of online programs as well as in person programs which include open studio art, farming, hiking, and creative writing. In addition, we have a forest and nature program available for those seeking inner peace and reflection. All programs are of no cost to participants.

We welcome Ms Genny Ecclestonr as the 2023 Intern, from Rochester Institute of Technology. It is exciting to have Ms Genny Eccleston on-board as we get program pieces and ideas together to assist at risk youth in Rochester.

Discussing the Issues 2022
View articles here.
We welcome Ms Lucia Drummer, Ms Joyce Chu and Kaitlyn (Kaity) Johnson as the 2022 Interns, from Rochester Institute of Technology.
It is exciting to have all three on-board as we get program pieces and ideas together to assist at risk youth in Rochester.
View Kaitlyn (Kaity) Johnson bio.
Fall Research and Services 2022
Gianna Heaviland - PTSD and Therapeutic Methods
Summer Research and Services 2022
Arianna Rivera - Rochester Youth Development study
Paper Bag Ladies of Rochester is offering no cost contemplation refreshments and snacks 8 to 10 pm for the next 5 evenings for those suffering PTSD.

Please pm for address.
Please feel free to share.
No questions asked.
No religion.
Just safe space to privately reflect on whatever.


Paper Bag Ladies of Rochester continues to provide resource, referrals for anyone on the streets who needs assistance getting help from human trafficking. We continue to work with children that need support especially, that are impacted by Covid and the crime that affects many on the streets of Rochester.

Manasses House of Rochester continues online support services with homeschool curriculum, special needs support services and outcome objective lesson plans. No cost. Also has two online support groups for parents and caregivers to discuss local opportunities for children and adults in their care.


Programs provided online include:
  • Online support services and referral services
  • Free resume services
  • Phone calls for support
  • Daily prayer and goal check in
  • Meditation and spiritual care


In Person Programs Include:
  • Outdoor meditation and spiritual care.
  • Studio and Open Art Workshops (all materials provided)
  • Deep Breathing and PTSD Management
  • Portable lunch and outdoor reconciliation meditation
  • Hiking for Peace and Resolution
  • Poetry and Creative Writing Wellness Seminar
  • Short Story and Prose Seminar
  • Wellness Brunch and Spiritual Planting and Gardening with meal provided
  • Meditation and Guided Nature Observatory with meal provided.
  • Please note: All programs and services are at no cost. All in person programs are outdoors, all weather, all year.


The Paper Bag Ladies of Rochester is an established Outreach Program developed by Chaplain Jennifer Wolfley.

photo by Joel Dilone

An Outreach Program which speaks to the significant workings on the street for women that are disenfranchised on the street and isolated through incarceration.


Presenting the photography of Joel Raskin

Jennifer Wolfley is proud to announce that The Paper Bag Ladies of Rochester is now in the
Directory of Services for Victims of Human Trafficking.
Goals and Objectives
Provide AIDS and HIV prevention and education. Provide successful partnerships for HIV/AIDS clients in-service coordination and referrals.
Provide information regarding personal safety, emotional well-being, drug use education and rehabilitation.
Provide access and information to meet short term goals such as emergency housing placement and counseling services.
Chaplain Jen has one to one appointments at no charge for women who need mentoring in anxiety management, ptsd management and sexual exploitation aftercare. Materials and referrals provided as well as listening time.
Contact Chaplain Jen at 585-748-8490 or
Available immediately.