1. Help a family in crisis find their way home:

Your investment in Sojourner House women and children will:

  • Provide housing for homeless families
  • Ensure families receive the critical life skills and support services they need to be successful in permanent housing
  • Give homeless children the afterschool and summer programs they need to do well in school

2. Become a Pillar of Strength:

You can become a Sojourner House Pillar of Strength by committing to donate $35 a month — the cost of housing a family for one night — over 12 consecutive months. To make a recurring monthly gift, just select the “Make This Recurring (Monthly)” button in PayPal.

3. Check out our ongoing wish list:

As new families move in, we are always in need of certain items, like toiletries and baby care items. Our ongoing wish list is available here.

4. All giving alternatives:

Donate online

Please make online payments via PayPal. If you’d like to donate toward a specific campaign, or donate in honor of a loved one, please indicate that using the “Add special instructions to the seller” option on the Review Your Donation screen.

Donate by check

Your gift today can help hundreds of homeless families get back on their feet. If you would like to contribute towards a specific campaign, or donate in honor of a loved one, please indicate that in the memo line.

Checks can be mailed to:

Sojourner House at PathStone
30 Millbank Street
Rochester, NY 14619

Upon receipt of your donation, we will acknowledge your gift and any other honorees as quickly as possible.

Donate by phone

If you would like to make a donation over the phone by credit card, please call Dr. Seanelle Hawkins at 436-7100 x102. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.

Sojourner’s Angels (monthly giving)

To make a recurring, monthly gift to Sojourner House, please use the PayPal link, then select the “Make This Recurring (Monthly)” button.

United Way option

Gifts to Sojourner House can be made through the United Way Donor Option using our designee number (#1262) on your pledge card.

Donate stock

Donating stock has never been easier! The process requires two simple steps. First, you’ll need to contact your broker in writing and let them know that you’d like to transfer stock to Sojourner House. They will need to know the name of the stock, number of shares, and expected transfer date.

Next, your broker will need Sojourner House’s account information and DTC number to make the transfer.

Once your broker has made the transfer, you will receive a letter on Sojourner House letterhead acknowledging the gift.

Fairchild Endowment Fund

You can secure the future of Sojourner House by giving to our endowment fund, a permanent source of financial strength named for the late Virginia Fairchild, co-founder and first executive director. Gifts of cash or stock are gratefully accepted.

Nancy Watson Dean Society (planned giving)

Have you considered Sojourner House in your legacy planning through a bequest in your will, annuities, or other estate plans? The Nancy Watson Dean Society, named for our co-founder, was formed to recognize those who have provided for the future of Sojourner House through a planned gift of cash or other property.