Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Neighborhood meeting about 209 W. Filbert St.

Villa of Hope invites you to attend a neighborhood meeting in order to share with you our plans for the use of the property at 209 West Filbert Street (formerly occupied by the Sisters of St.

Joseph) to provide a home for 8 foster children who will live under the supervision and care of the Villa of Hope. We understand that there have been questions and interest expressed by some in the neighborhood. We look forward to meeting you and answering your questions about our group home. Enclosed for your reference is a fact sheet telling you a little about us and our group home.

You are invited to attend an informational neighborhood meeting to be held on the 1st Floor of the Eyer Building, at 317 Main Street, on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Christina Gullo, President/CEO at Christina.Gullo@villaofhope.org

Villa of Hope Group Home at 209 West Filbert Street - FACT SHEET

Villa of Hope
Has served this community for over 70 years.
Offer numerous services, including residential programs, to youth and their families, throughout the community.
Currently operate three group homes in the Rochester area. 209 West Filbert Street will be the fourth group home.
The Group Home at 209 West Filbert Street
Villa of Hope will provide a stable home for 8 foster kids, ages 16-21, both boys and girls who will live together in a single household. The group home is licensed by the State of New York.
The resident kids will live together much like a family- they are expected to share in household chores, such as meal preparation and laundry, and eat together. They will all attend school and/or work.
Residents need this group home because they either don't have family or cannot live with family members because of abuse, trauma, or other challenges. There are not enough families available for the number of older foster kids needing a home.
Adult supervision is provided by caring and professional Villa of Hope staff 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. There will always be at least 2 adults at the home, and often more during day and evening hours.
Residents will receive support services through the Villa of Hope, including a social worker and residential counselors who provide counseling and a support system.
The Villa of Hope is accountable for the care and keeping of each child. Accordingly, there are strict rules for residents, include requiring our youth to log-in and out when they go anywhere, and they must be home by 10 pm. Permissions is required for sleeping out.
Visits with family members occur out in the community, and rarely at the house.
Residents cannot have cars. They will be transported by Villa of Hope staff and use public transportation if available.
The Villa of Hope teaches self-support skills and prepares kids to live on their own. These kids are expected to complete high school and/or become employed in the community. At the age of 18, the youth have the option to voluntarily sign themselves out of foster care, however, most chose to remain until 21 when they "age out" of care and can no longer remain in the program.

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East Rochester, New York 14445

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