Jennifer Wolfley, Director of Outreach Services
(585) 748-8490 after 9:00 pm
Theodore Wolfley, Jr., Deputy Director
(585) 362-6386
Summer 2024
This summer has been a first for us as we have had a Rochester Free Pop Up Children's swimsuit boutique. 9 Children received gently used swimsuits which enabled their participation in free recreational swim programs.

Outreach included a drive and donation for a trauma summer camp program to have new art supplies.

Clothing donations were made to the Somali Community as well as the Migrant Community that resides in the Holiday Inn, Downtown.

Fall planning will include additional Rochester free Pop Up Boutiques especially in the Genesee Section and Corridor. That area is currently lacking much needed consumables, clothing and food items due to the steady loss of commercial business.

We have been and continue to rally and support political efforts that include but are not limited to 1. Cameras in the classrooms to protect all students and especially special needs students from abuse. 2. Additional hands on services and policies to protect and serve many vulnerable men, women and children especially those with ID and DD from human trafficking, prostitution, abuse, and isolation. 3. Rally for additional funds for appropriate housing, staff, healthcare, mental healthcare for those persons underrepresented and disenfranchised. We continue to provide emergency ministry to and for those with needs not met from customary and conventional services throughout the region.
2024 promises to bring additional programs. Paper Bag Ladies of Rochester will continue to focus on assisting those who need to work in identifying interpersonal strengths, mental health goals and general wellness and personal stability. We offer a variety of online programs as well as in person programs which include open studio art, farming, hiking, and creative writing. In addition, we have a forest and nature program available for those seeking inner peace and reflection. All programs are of no cost to participants.
Crochet Project
September 2023 - Ongoing
This outreach program provides hats, scraves, gloves and socks that are either new or hand-made which are then distributed to persons in need.
Molly Long uses her internship for CRJ Major 2024 by organizing items for Spring Rochester Pop-up Free boutique.

2024 Outreach Valentine Cookie Project

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Areas of Concern 2024 - 2025
Kaitlynn Clement, Fall 2023 intern is providing program supports for outreach.
Paper Bag Ladies of Rochester is offering no cost contemplation refreshments and snacks 8 to 10 pm for the next 5 evenings for those suffering PTSD.

Please pm for address.
Please feel free to share.
No questions asked.
No religion.
Just safe space to privately reflect on whatever.


Paper Bag Ladies of Rochester continues to provide resource, referrals for anyone on the streets who needs assistance getting help from human trafficking. We continue to work with children that need support, especially that are impacted by the crime that affects many on the streets of Rochester.


Programs provided online include:
  • Online support services and referral services
  • Free resume services
  • Phone calls for support
  • Daily prayer and goal check in
  • Meditation and spiritual care


In Person Programs Include:
  • Outdoor meditation and spiritual care.
  • Studio and Open Art Workshops (all materials provided)
  • Deep Breathing and PTSD Management
  • Portable lunch and outdoor reconciliation meditation
  • Hiking for Peace and Resolution
  • Poetry and Creative Writing Wellness Seminar
  • Short Story and Prose Seminar
  • Wellness Brunch and Spiritual Planting and Gardening with meal provided
  • Meditation and Guided Nature Observatory with meal provided.
  • Please note: All programs and services are at no cost. All in person programs are outdoors, all weather, all year.


The Paper Bag Ladies of Rochester is an established Outreach Program developed by Chaplain Jennifer Wolfley.

photo by Joel Dilone

An Outreach Program which speaks to the significant workings on the street for women that are disenfranchised on the street and isolated through incarceration.


Presenting the photography of Joel Raskin

Goals and Objectives
To provide health and wellness workshops.
To provide information and referrals to those seeking food, clothes and shelter referrals.
To provide access and information to meet short term goals such as emergency housing placement and counseling services.
Chaplain Jen has one to one appointments at no charge for women who need mentoring in anxiety management, ptsd management and sexual exploitation aftercare. Materials and referrals provided as well as listening time.
Contact Chaplain Jen at 585-748-8490 or
Available immediately.