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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

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Updates Coming Soon!
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BTS Partners with Geva Theatre for
Free Ticket Program

Beyond the Sanctuary  is partnering with Geva Theatre to expand the Geva Pass program that provides Rochester residents of ZIP codes 14605, 14606, 14608, 14611, 14613, 14615, 14616, and 14621 free tickets to  select shows! 

We're in the news!

We've been busy! From our Summer Camp to our recent luncheon, we've had all sorts of activities going on for our community and volunteers. They've been getting noticed, too!

We recently had local news stations, such as News 8 and 13 Wham, reach out to cover our events. Check out our blog posts to learn more about what they had to say!

Carmen Allen of Beyond the Sanctuary being interviews by News 8 Rochester
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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!

We're proud of the work we do together with our community

Listen to what Hannah from DelphiRise has to say about us!

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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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