Our Story

Mount Carmel House originated with several members of the Rochester Lay Carmelites to provide a home for the dying, those beyond medical treatment except that of palliative care.

Inspired by the selfless example of Mother Teresa, this hospice-like facility provides a familiar and warm atmosphere where the terminally ill may find comfort in the love of those who serve them.

The care offered is personal, pastoral and medical.

The first house at Jones Park opened on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 16, 1984. The second Mount Carmel House moved to the property adjoining Most Precious Blood Parish, on the corner of Stenson and Planet Streets. That home closed in September of 2014 and moved 10 miles north to the current Mount Carmel House on Frisbee Hill Road in Hilton.

Mount Carmel House has been in continuous operation since 1984. Mount Carmel House is a tax exempt, non-profit organization that relies on volunteer services and material contributions.
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