Pathway Houses of Rochester is a state certified, private non-profit, residential supportive living program, serving recovering alcohol and substance abusers primarily in the Monroe County area.


Originally incorporated in 1896 as "The People's Rescue Mission," in 1950 its name was changed to "The Men's Service Center." Women's services were added in 1994 and the name was changed to "Pathway Houses of Rochester."

Pathway Houses of Rochester is an organization recognized in the community as a leader in providing quality services for men recovering from alcoholism and other substance abuse, with a sustained focus on employment and self-sufficiency.


All who are accepted into Pathway Houses' program will ultimately achieve successful recovery and re-entry into the community as demonstrated by measurable outcomes.

We teach living skills which empower individuals to take responsibility for their lives, while facilitating recovery through required participation in full-time education or employment, and on-going substance abuse counseling.


Pathway Houses provides a transition from halfway houses or other structured treatment to independent living, thereby creating a framework for a life of substance-free existence as productive members of the community.


Our program features group living and peer support in a safe, comfortable and attractive alcohol/drug free environment. Room and board is included in fees. We have three houses all located conveniently to downtown Rochester, bus lines, peer support groups and many primary service providers. Our counseling staff provides counseling support, advocacy and referral services.


For an explanation of our referral process please download a referal application below:


Jeremy Klemanski, CEO
Pathway Houses of SBH
1350 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585.232.4674
Fax: 585.325.5001

Proudly Serving Rochester Since 1896