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Help fulfill our mission

Serving Rochester, NY since 2017, Beyond the Sanctuary addresses the physical and emotional challenges of poverty and hunger in a collaborative, compassionate, and dignified manner. We help community members move from assistance to become self-sustaining.

Who We Are

Our Goal, Vision, & Guiding Principles

Programs & Services

How We Can Help You

How to Help

How You Can Help Us

Join our Second Annual Appreciation Luncheon!

Join us for an unforgettable afternoon at the Beyond the Sanctuary Second Annual Appreciation Luncheon! Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 1, as we gather to celebrate and show our gratitude.

 

Seating is limited, so don't miss out!

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Help us provide bedding for Rochester's children

We are once again partnering with Sleep in Heavenly Peace to build beds and provide bedding for children in the Rochester community. Join us July 29th, 2023 from 9am-1pm to help! No skills required.

Registration required -- register below or learn more in our blog post!

Join JRSP today!

We are still seeking participants for our JRSP program! Participants receive free training, job placement support services, and more! All free of charge!

Areas of opportunity include construction and various technician careers. Participants are paired with a mentor each step of the way.

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Volunteer Today!

Beyond the Sanctuary addresses the physical and emotional challenges of poverty and hunger in a collaborative, compassionate and dignified manner and helps community members move from assistance to become self-sustaining.

 

We are powered by the dedication, energy, talents, and love our volunteers give to our community every day. We'd love to have you join our team!

Kelly Drobek, Social Worker, Landmark Healthcare

“Thanks so much, Carmen. Your organization has been so helpful for my patients. If there is ever anything I can do to help your organization please let me know. You are a vital part of our community and very much appreciated."
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About Us

Beyond the Sanctuary is located in the historic Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Established over 190 years ago, it is the oldest African American church in Monroe County, and hosted figures such as Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony.

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