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


Mary's Place offers unpaid, competitive internship opportunities for students pursuing degrees in Social Work, Education, Anthropology, Sociology, Public Health and other disciplines. Students report directly to the Director of Mary’s Place and work closely with staff and other volunteers in running the Center’s programs for refugee clients.

Download our student internship guide.

Fall, 2014

What a wonderful summer we had! A lot of activities for the youth and the younger ones, a lot of education, case work, green card and citizenship assistance. One of our weekly outings was to Springdale Farms, a yearly event for us and always eagerly anticipated by refugees and volunteers alike. (See picture) For this type of activity (held each Thursday during our Summer Sessions where there is lots of studying, arts, music and ‘recess’) we look for sponsors to pay for the buses. The buses cost roughly $300 per outing. They do provide outside connections, knowledge and experiences not otherwise available to someone entering the country past the school grade that they are provided in.

1. Springdale Farms.  2. We said goodbye to Miss Amanda, our Americorps-Vista volunteer for last year. Of course, she's employed locally, so we hope to see her often!

Summer activities at Mary's Place

3. The Zoo Mobile at our Neighborhood Hot Dog Roast.  4. Inside the Rochester Police van with Lieutenant Gebhardt at our Neighborhood Hot Dog Roast.  5. We visit Roberts Wesleyan College.

Office Duke hold a safety meeting at Mary's Place

Above: Office Duke held another of his much appreciated safety meetings with the Bhutanese/Nepalese people.

Atop a police horse!

Left: Visiting with a Rochester Police horse!

For all they have done with and for our people, the ‘family’ of Mary’s Place thanks the Rochester Police Department!


Prayer for Women Refugees

By: Jane Deren

On the road, seeking safe shelter;

In makeshift tents, feeding children;

In resettlement centers, rebuilding community;

In strange neighborhoods, looking for a compassionate face:

Long lines of women refugees,

Thousands, millions, all searching for that grace called home.

Grant them healing and wholeness, God of the vulnerable.

As you cherished Mary, cherish these women.

Grant us eyes to see them and the will to reach out,

So they may know they are not forgotten

But are welcomed in the global community, Sisters to us all.

Education for Justice Website, Center of Concern


  • 1.4 million people have become refugees outside their own countries.
  • 26 million people have been displaced within their own countries.

May we realize that, in our interconnected world, we are linked with all displaced persons by our common humanity.