Supporting East House
Unrestricted gifts to East House are greatly appreciated and will be put to use to support areas of greatest need. However, donors may choose to designate their gifts to a specific program or area within East House including the following;
Home to Stay
Launched in 2011, this program is designed to address the homeless population that suffer from mental illness and/or chemical dependencies.
Connections Recovery Center
A health and wellness center run by clients for clients, Connections strives to help clients achieve independence in the following areas: financial, emotional, social, spiritual, occupational, physical, intellectual and environmental.
East House Enrichment Program at Rochester Institute of Technology
Presented each June, this program gives 40 clients in recovery the chance to experience college life for two weeks on the RIT campus. For an overview of the most recent Enrichment program, please click here.
Papero Scholarship for Enrichment Graduates
Named for East House board member and volunteer Jim Papero, this scholarship is awarded annually to an Enrichment graduate who has made significant progress and is enrolled in an institution for higher education.
Paul Wolk Learning Center
A component of Career Services, the Paul Wolk Learning Center helps adults in recovery to improve their education in order to increase job placement and advancement. Services include basic reading and math education, GED preparation, computer skills training, vocational assessment and counseling, job readiness training, job development/placement/retention assistance, referrals to schools/skills training programs and follow-along support.
Hope & Recovery Luncheon
Each year, our premier fundraiser, Hope & Recovery Luncheon, raises monies to support our various programs and services. This initiative highlights to the greater community the efforts of those with mental illness and/or chemical dependency issues to live satisfying and productive lives.
The 2013 Luncheon will feature Patrick J. Kennedy on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Special tickets are available to attend a VIP Reception with Mr. Kennedy.
Darn Good Cookie Company
An initiative of East House to provide supportive employment to clients through a retail business that offers delicious and attractive cookie gift baskets, boxes and trays for any occasion. To learn more, or to purchase a cookie basket, please click here.
Child’s Play Fund
Support children of clients by making a donation to be used to cover fees for summer camp programs.
Many clients in recovery do not have the additional funds to celebrate the holidays with the younger members of their families. This annual program matches donors with children who need their support. Each year during the holiday season, clients with children and grandchildren identify a gift that they would like to give the children. Angel donors are matched with the child and the gift to be purchased.