Disability Services

ARC of Livingston/Wyoming

Program Description: Variety of programming to assist both disabled adults and children and their families.
Website: www.lwarc.org
Contact: Elyse Lagana, 585- 658 -2828 ext. 102
Volunteer Opportunities: Two homes in Geneseo for adults and children with disabilities need volunteers for one-on-one visits, weekend recreation programs and outings to professional baseball and football games.Short term projects, helping with events, fundraising, serving on a committee

ARC of Monroe County

Program Description: Offers a variety of programs to work with adults with mental retardation.
Website: www.arcmonroe.org
Contact: Maggie Howard, 585-672-2229
Volunteer Opportunities: Accompanying inidividuals to weekly outings or to visit with residents.  

Compeer of Livingston County

Program Description: Uses the power of friendship to improve the quality of life and assist in the rehabilitation and support of refeered adults recieving mental health care.
Website: www.compeer.org
Contact: Barbara Mestler, 585-546-8220
Volunteer Opportunities: Pairing volunteers with persons with mental illness for friendship, assisting with day-to-day living easier.

Continuing Developmental Services

Mission: CDS is an organization of highly skilled, dedicated people that provide quality services to individuals with developmental disabilities for their well being and growth
Website: www.cdsunistel.org
Contact: 585-341-4600
Volunteer Opportunities: working with individuals with developmental disabilities in a variety of ways

Finger Lakes DDSO

Mission: To provide quality services to individuals with developmental disabilities that promote independence, inclusion, and productivity.


1. Jim Ward 585-243-6579 or Erica Waite 585-243-5480

2. Public Education: Nancy McIntire 607-776-9800

Volunteer Opportunities: Great field experience for psychology, dual cert and speech pathology majors.

Livingston/Wyoming Brain Injury Support Group

Program Description: Dedicated to the needs of persons with traumatic brain injury and their families.

Contact: Gail Cochrane or Diane Daniel at 585-382-3959
Volunteer Opportunities: Matched with a person in need of emotional support and psycho-socialization, ongoing support and training provided.

Operation Friendship

Program Description: Psychology/social club for people recovering from mental illness.
Contact: 585-473-9027
Volunteer Opportunities: Assist with a variety of activities, including arts & crafts, cooking or computers. No car necessary

Respite Volunteer

Program Description: Matches volunteers with family members diagnosed with a developmental disability.
Contact: Marilyn Curtis 585-340-2042 (Monroe County)
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers give 2-3 hours a week, offering the care giver a break. Volunteers are trained: all one needs to begin is patience and the desire to help others.

St. Joseph's Villa

Program Description: Treatment agency providing mental health service to adolescents and their families.
Website: www.stjosephsvilla.org
Contact: Susan J. Grieco, 585-865-1550 ext. 206
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers needed for mentoring, program aides and internships. Greatest need is one-on-one mentoring.