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Emergency Financial Assistance

Our Samaritan Center provides emergency financial assistance to low income and vulnerable people. Please call ahead to make an appointment to request specific help.

The types of assistance we provide include:

Security Deposits for Housing
The security deposit program is funded through the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency

  • For an appointment, you must bring in your DSS denial letter for a security voucher
  • This is a 2 – 4-week application process
  • Checks mailed directly to the landlord

Utility Payments

  • If you have been denied by DSS or the utility company for emergency assistance, bring in your shut-off notice to your first appointment

Transportation Assistance

  • Bus passes or gas vouchers available for school, medical appointments, or the first few weeks before a paycheck at a new job
  • We will verify work schedules and medical appointments
  • For education, bring your school schedule

Emergency Prescriptions

  • Medically urgent situations only
  • Must have no insurance coverage, or be unable to pay the co-pay
  • Narcotic medication prescriptions are not eligible

Be prepared

*Proof of Income is required for all of these services*

To download a brochure of these services, please click here.

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
In re Diocese of Rochester Case No. 19-20905


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, On September 12, 2019, the Diocese of Rochester ("Diocese") filed for protection under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code (the "Bankruptcy Code"). The Bankruptcy Court has established August 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (prevailing Eastern time) as the deadline to file proofs of claim against the Diocese (the "Bar Date"). If you have a claim against the Diocese, including, without limitation, a claim related to sexual abuse committed by any person connected with the Diocese, you must file a claim on or before the Bar Date.

Please visit https://case.stretto.com/rochesterdiocese or call (855) 347-3773 for more information on how to file your proof of claim.

IF YOU DO NOT TIMELY FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM, YOU MAY FORFEIT YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE ON ANY PLAN OF REORGANIZATION AND TO SHARE IN ANY DISTRIBUTIONS MADE TO CREDITORS IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEBTOR'S CHAPTER 11 CASE.

Contact Tompkins Office

324 W Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 272-5062

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed, Open for appointments
Tuesday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:30PM
Wednesday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:30PM
Thursday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:30PM
Friday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:30PM
Saturday: Closed

Contact Tioga Office

139 Roki Blvd, Nichols, NY 13812

(607) 414-1023

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed to the public, Open for emergencies and appointments
Tuesday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:00PM
Wednesday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:00PM
Thursday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:00PM
Friday: 9AM–12PM, 1–3:00PM
Saturday: Closed

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester   ·   1150 Buffalo Road   ·   Rochester, NY 14624
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