Org of The Month

RESTORE Sexual Assault Services

A program of Planned Parenthood, RESTORE is a 5 county rape crisis program providing resources and support to survivors of sexual assault. RESTORE works to lead the community response to sexual violence, offering 24/7 free and confidential services for college students, correctional facilities, relationship violence, child sexual abuse, and legal matters.

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  • September: Roc National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law (NORML)

    Educating the public on the benefits of cannabis use and working to reform laws around cannabis prohibition, Roc NORML advocates for safe, convenient, and affordable cannabis in a destigmatized environment. Their goal is to make NY the leader in building socially responsible models of regulated and taxed adult use of cannabis.

    Learn more here

  • August: Roc Food Not Bombs

    RFNB are a decentralized volunteer group placing free food stands throughout the city and creating free vegetarian/vegan meals from donated and sourced items, working towards reducing waste and improving food accessibility within the community.

    Venmo: @rocfoodnotbombs

    Learn more here

  • July: Roc Tenant Union

    The City-Wide Tenant Union (CWTU) of Rochester is a housing justice movement working to build tenant power and expand tenant rights in order to elevate housing to a human right and gain community control over land and housing.

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  • June: Roc Black Pride Foundation

    A week long festival celebrating the Black LGBTQIA+ community in Rochester, creating an inclusive Black atmosphere and providing a platform to amplify Queer Black experiences.

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  • May: Mental Health Connection Roc Therapy Fund

    A woman-run organization built on connection, advocacy, and normalization with a mutual aid initiative created to eliminate financial barriers to accessible mental healthcare.

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  • April: Earth ROCs

    A community art scavenger hunt fundraiser event taking place on Earth Day, created to get folx outside, interact with other creatives, and explore the beauty of Rochester! All proceeds are donated to 490 Farmers, a community garden located in the city working towards eliminating food insecurity; offering an abundance of programs and resources. Stay tuned for details on this year's Earth ROCs celebration!

  • March: Flower City Noire Collective

    Emphasizing collective leadership, work, responsibility, education and sustainability via skill-sharing, FCNC’s mission is to “elevate womxn of color,” particularly centering experiences of “Black queer folks, Black joy, Black love, and understanding”. This work is furthered through various programs such as BUGs ROC, a BIPOC growing community, Read with FCNC, a literary and education program focusing on Black authors,  and NOIRE House, a low cost housing co-op for womxn, families, and Queer folx.

    Learn more here

  • February: Black Community Focus Fund

    Started by Rev. Myra Brown and Spiritus Christi Anti-Racism Coalition, this fund works towards "getting to zero", eliminating the disparities that have long existed between non white and white people in the city of Rochester. The distribution of funds is decided upon by Black members of the 14605 area code, and is "set up to tend to the futures of Black children and families".

    Learn more here

  • January: Roc Food Relief

    A community funded group providing free groceries to families in Rochester, prioritizing black, disabled, and queer folx.

    In need of food assistance or relief? Interested in volunteering?


    Venmo: @momjeans91

    Cashapp: $NoJusticeNoPeace585

    *memo "food relief" in the description. 

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  • December: Racial Equity Growth Fund

    Created by the Rochester Area Community Foundation to "improve racial equity by investing in BIPOC nonprofit leaders and their career development, supporting innovative ideas to form BIPOC-led nonprofits, and providing funding for racial equity education and training, primarily for small businesses."

    Learn more here

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