Mary's Place is currently recruiting volunteers with a teaching background to help with our new English for new learners program. Retired teachers, stay at home mom and dads with teaching backgrounds and students currently enrolled in an Education program are all encouraged to apply! Must be available afternoons from 12-2, and to make a long term commitment.

Our first orientation is Wednesday, April 8, 2015. If interested, please contact Cara Breslin by email here or call us at 270-8626.

Location and Hours

Mary's Place is a Refugee Outreach Center located in the Northwest Maplewood area of Rochester, NY.

  • Mary's Place is open Mondays and Fridays from Noon to 5:00 p.m.
  • On Tuesdays and Thursdays we are open Noon ’til 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays we are open from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Donations are always welcome and accepted weekdays during our regular hours. Saturday donations are accepted from 10am to noon.

Monetary donations (tax-exempt) may be made payable to Mary's Place LLC and mailed to Mary's Place, 414 Lexington Ave., Rochester, NY 14613 or thru PayPal on this website.

About Mary's Place

Mary's Place is a non-profit refugee outreach center in Northwest Rochester, NY. Our mission is to reach out in love, hope, and service to refugees of all faiths and nationalities, especially those in the Maplewood/Edgerton neighborhood.

We feed, clothe, offer English tutoring for children and adults, hold pre-K classes, tutor K-12 students, supply students with school materials, lead field trips, and provide a safe community atmosphere. We also offer one-on-one casework counseling, assistance with Green Cards, driving permits/tests, and housing. Above all, we are a family.

Mary's Place LLC

414 Lexington Avenue, Bldg. A

Rochester, NY 14613

Kathy LaBue, Director

Contact us here by email

or call 585-270-8626

Kathy LaBue - February, 2015

From the start as a founder, through all the in-betweens and now retirement as the Executive Director I say ‘Thanks for the memories, the love, the friendship and the prayers!’ I’ll never forget you, your courage, your aspirations and your hard work. May God bless America - this land which is now your land and mine!

photo of Mary's Place people with SUNY Brockport students

Above: With students from SUNY Brockport at Mary's Place, 2010

photos of Mary's Place volunteers with students

Above left: Rich shows Asa how to repair a bike, 2010. Above right: Deacon Lynne tutoring Lucienne, 2009.

photos of Sharon and Terry, 2010, and of clothing give away, 2010

Above left: Sharon and Terry at Mary's Place, 2010. Above right: Clothing giveaway on Mary's Place fornt lawn, 2010.

photo of young boy with toy train at Mary's Place

Above: Boy with toy train, 2009

photo of Ngo Hna

Above: Celebrating with Ngo Hna: On to St. John Fisher College! 2011.

photo of Mary's Place people at the Seneca Park Zoo, 2011

Above: Mary's Place visits the Seneca Park Zoo, 2011

photo of Mary's Place visit to Springdale Farms, 2014

Above: Mary's Place visits Springdale Farms, 2014

photos of girl with Santa and of Hla Win with his citizenship certificate

Above left: Hla Win becomes an American citizen. Above right: Girl with Santa, 2013

photo of Sarah, Cara and Amanda 2013-2014

Above: Thanks to Sarah, Cara and Amanda, 2013-2014