RRRS Mission Statement

Collaborating to provide services and opportunities to ensure assimilation of refugees into our society by providing assistance as they strive to be self-sustaining neighbors while still maintaining their own cultural heritage.

About RRRS

Rochester Refugee
Resettlement Services

759 Dewey Avenue

Rochester, NY 14613



Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services accepts financial contributions as well as donations of couches, tables, chairs, and other household items that are in good condition. If you would like to schedule a pick-up, please contact Michael Coniff at (585) 732-5803. Your gift is tax-deductible! If you are interested in helping refugees through a financial gift, please mail your check payable to:

Rochester Refugee
Resettlement Services

Attn: Michael Coniff

P. O. Box 15733

Rochester, NY 14615

If you have any questions about donations, please contact Michael Coniff at 585-319-3134 or by email.

All of the organizations listed on this site are in great need of volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, there are links for contacting each organization on their respective pages.

Somali Community Outreach & Education Center, Inc.

SCOEC has achieved much in two years. Though the vast majority of program recipients are Somalis, there are a number of other refugee and immigrant groups that benefit from SCOEC’s services including refugees from Burundi, Burma, Iraq and Afghanistan. SCOEC provides services through the following programs:

  • Job Search and Employment Referral
  • Translation & Interpretation
  • After School program
  • Youth and Sport program
  • Housing Assistance
  • Child Care and Parental Education
  • Transportation
  • Counseling and Case management
  • Cultural Orientation
  • Citizenship

Somali Community Outreach and Education Center, Inc. (SCOEC) 207 Tremont St., Rochester, NY 14608

Contact: Mohamoud Abdirashid, Executive Director  •  585-694-1283  •  Fax: 585-529-3912