Please respond to this discussion with contact information for furniture resources. Thanks!
HOPE Initiative at 506 Broad street can help, phone is 697-0407. The contact's name is Bill Daubney. They build and supply furniture and emergency moves for DHS clients with a food cupboard and ministry.
Asbury Church on East Avenue (585-473-0950) takes referrals from social agencies, churches, and health care providers for families, but they provide smaller household items, dishes, towels, linens etc...
Craig's List (Rochester.craigslist.org) under the For Sale header, click on Free and they always have free furniture! Families can also post what they need. I've used all these for families and sometimes a combination of all three to get a family situated. I hope this helps!