Beyond the Sanctuary envisions a community of healthy, empowered and self-sustaining constituents.
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.
Beyond the Sanctuary is a community service organization, actively involved in the Rochester community.
We serve hundreds of residents every month through our various programs and services, including our food pantry, clothing closet, rental assistance program, job readiness success program, our client management team, and social workers.
By operating out of the historic Memorial A.M.E Zion Church, BTS is centrally located, which helps us provide aid to a wide-range of Rochester residents.
Our success derives from our many commitments. This includes meeting people where they are, not where we think they should be, understanding and treating the symptoms, and addressing the root causes.
We are guided by the following principles:
Compassion and Respect
Family and Community
Success Through Partnership
Focus on Stewardship
Cleanliness and Organization
We pledge to treat everyone with compassion and dignity.