Jennifer Wolfley, Director of Outreach Services
(585) 748-8490 after 9:00 pm
Theodore Wolfley, Jr., Deputy Director
(585) 362-6386
Happy New Year 2021

And we remain very busy. We had over 1000 toys and items go out for Land of Misfit Toys., Thanks to all that left things for us to distribute. Some new and enhanced self help virtual material has been added to the link section of this website to assist persons who may not be able to resume programs. January 15th we begin our weekly sandwich at Liberty Pole Way, Contactless of course. Manasses House is busy assisting parents and caregivers for the entire year 2021 who may need birthday gift assistance for their children. The outdoor wellness programs also begin January 15th, at no cost. We go on guided meditation walks and wellness tours. Must wear a mask.

For 2021 we continue to offer as many outdoor programs as possible which include crocheting, guided meditation, strength building and toning. People might feel they ned a small bit of respite time from their lives to feel refreshed and able to deal and cope with the significant pressures in and within these stressful times.

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Beginning May 15th we are beginning an Ontario County and Wayne County Spring and Summer cross cultural migrant outreach program. The program will bring goods and services to and for itinerant workers in fields East of Rochester. his experience will provide economic and self sufficiency relief. We welcome anyone that wishes to donate prewrapped snacks, juice boxes, art supplies, outdoor toys, bicycles etc to contact us. We are also accepting volunteers to make deliveries, at local churches and field distribution areas.


Manasses House West at Black Creek, Churchville, New York

June, July and August 2021

  • Evening arts and crafts
  • Baking and culinary crafting
  • Earthing
  • Ecotherpy
  • Online zoom parent support groups


The Rochester Espana Project.

A new program that seeks to support the Hispanic population of Rochester through outreach. To provide household items,. clothing and healthcare products to and for persons for the purpose of enhancing, maintaining and improving daily living conditions and employability. The program launches in April 2021.


We are so pleased to announce the Winter and Spring 2021 intern
Almah Drummer!!!

Tess Friedel 2020 RIT CRJ Intern!

Self Help News Friedel Happenings!

Keeping positive during Covid-19 in 2021!!!!

Prostitution Reform Act of 2003 - New Zealand


Summer 2020 Covid-19 Response: Somali Refugee Donation Project. Underway and going well.

RIT Research 2020

Manasses House West at Black Creek, Churchville, New York, which is a respite center for parents and caregivers of seriously ill children.


Manassas House happenings include:

  • Land of Misfit Toys Collection
  • Cost free curricula assistance for homeschooling
  • Rapid Response Peer Support
  • Emergency 24 hour canned food access



Professor/Chaplain Jen now offering outreach on Lyell Ave., Jefferson Ave., Ave. D and the Upper Monroe Ave. corridor.
Please call for location and appointment.
Continued research to include these four topics: "The Secondary Effects of Trauma on the First Responder", "The Anatomy of Crisis", "The Medicinal Value of Creativity and Art" and "Understanding Victimization as a Social Science", as I will hold several national and global web-based internet workshops, at no charge.

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.
Condom distribution and safe-sex education.
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.