Jennifer House
The New Neilsen House
The Nielsen House of the Past
Original Nielsen House
Frederick Douglass Apartments
Charlotte Square
Thurston Village
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Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach, in Rochester New York, empowers individuals who are homeless, justice-involved, and re-entering the community.


Our Impact


75% of participants achieve educational and/or vocational advancement


95% of direct care staff are SCPO alumni

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82% of participants move into permanent/ stable housing

SCPO is the only program in Monroe County offering residential wraparound support to individuals re-entering the community from institutions like jail, prison, and treatment centers. Since 1981, a robust network of peers and supporters has formed, providing an invaluable backbone to the suite of programs offered in our variety of residences.

Programs and Housing


Family Reunification Program

Womans Empowerment Program

Intensive Vocational


Beginnings Program


Transitional Housing

Permanent  Supportive


Start of the
Re-Entry Journey:

Enter Jennifer House or Nielsen House

First Step: Empowerment Program

  • Peer Support

  • Basic Living Skills

  • Trust Building

  • Trust & comfort established

  • Start economic goals

  • Housing & education/vocation options

  • The "how-to" of building the life you want

  • Options post Jennifer/Nielson House

  • Increased Independence


Exit to New Beginnings Program or Economic Independence

  • For individuals that require intensive, continued, case-managed support after leaving transitional housing.

  • Assistance with networking & job readiness

  • Continued support after employment is attained

  • Strong network of employers & educational programs

Economic Independence

  • Live in New Beginnings Housing or elsewhere in the community

  • All are always welcome to return to Jennifer House and Nielsen House


Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach earns a 'Give with Confidence' 97/100 Rating From Charity Navigator

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