Health & Human Services

LROC is a collaboration between the Rochester Public Library and local human services agencies to offer services to the homeless, those in danger of becoming homeless, and those in need of access  to the various resources listed below, without barriers.

  • There are no eligibility standards for services
  • No appointments necessary
  • We work to eliminate, or lessen, barriers to other services

LROC is staffed by employees of Person Centered Housing Options, MC Collaborative and Volunteer Legal Services, as well as interns and volunteers.

LROC can connect patrons to services and resources including:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Shelter
  • Income
  • Case Management
  • Medical care
  • Legal Assistance
  • Employment

Our three fold approach:

  • Meet people where they are at
  • Build relationships through immediate or expedited access to services
  • Approach patrons in the library to engage then in services

Hours and Contact

Central Library

115 South Ave. Rochester, NY  14604
(585) 428-8015

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurday:  1pm – 3pm
Friday:  1pm – 2:30pm (legal services only)
NO Monday hours.

Located on the 3rd floor of the Bausch and Lomb Public Library building of the Central Library

Arnett Branch Library

310 Arnett Blvd. Rochester, NY 14619
(585) 428-8214

3rd Friday of the month from 1pm – 3pm

Lyell Branch Library

956 Lyell Ave. Rochester, NY 14606
(585) 428-8218

2nd Friday of the month from 1pm – 3pm

Lincoln Branch Library

851 Joseph Ave. Rochester, NY 14621
(585) 428-8210

4th Friday of the month from 1pm – 3pm.

Monroe Branch Library

809 Monroe Ave. Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 428-8202

1st Friday of the month from 1pm – 3pm