[ the power to change. ] Power. And change. At our lowest points, what would we give for either? Or both.

For over 75 years, Villa of Hope has been helping youth and their families regain control over lives that seem like they are lost. With the help of a team of fiercely dedicated staff members, you can rebuild relationships, recover the potential that we all possessed before, and renew your power to move your life in a positive direction.


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Smart Schools Investment Plan

Villa of Hope recently received $21,165 for educational technology capital projects to improve learning and opportunity for students with disabilities from New York State as part of their Smart Schools Bond Act of 2018. Our most pressing need at the school is the installation of smart projectors with projector-friendly dry erase boards. But, we want to hear from you!

Details of the project and the full draft of the Smart Schools Investment Plan can be found by clicking here. Please send any thoughts, comments, or questions to gerianne.puskas@villaofhope.org with “Smart Schools Plan” in the subject. Villa of Hope provided an opportunity for parents and other community members to learn about the plan and share their feedback during the Villa of Hope open house on November 5, 2018.

We appreciate your support of educational technology initiatives at Villa of Hope.


Speaking of Smart Investments...

Thank you to the following organizations for investing in our Work Based Learning program!

Charles & Mary Crossed Foundation

The Hallowell Fund

George & Elizabeth Todd Trust


To learn more about this program and how you can support it - as a donor, volunteer or worksite - please contact gerianne.puskas@villaofhope.org!


The Villa has been awarded $2.14 million to build a new medically supervised withdrawal and stabilization treatment facility. Offering services from age 16 through adult, this will be the first community agency in Monroe County offering inpatient detox for adolescents. The Villa will also offer transition into specialized post-detox programs.

Here are some links to recent media coverage:

Democrat & Chronicle story
WROC News 8 coverage
WHEC News 10 story
13 WHAM News coverage
13 WHAM Parent perspective on need
Spectrum News coverage
WXXI News coverage

Interested in NARCAN training and kits?
Call Stacey Gray at 865-1550 x110 or email here.

For information about adolescent substance use, please visit our Behavioral Health Services page.


It's hard to sum up in just a few sentences the work we do here at Villa of Hope. That's why we created our agency video. It features real staff and youth sharing their personal journeys. Click here to watch >>


Villa of Hope staff walking with a youth

Want to make a difference in the life of a young person or adult? You are the hope; join our team!  Check out our current openings >>


Katelynn Jenkins

The Villa was beyond fortunate this year, to have Katelynn Jenkins as the Keynote Speaker at our 2019 Portraits of Hope Gala. Click here for the video >>