Willow Center

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Willow Center is shining the light on dating and domestic violence year-round, and October is a special month when we call on the entire community to take a stand and work together to end domestic violence.

View the 2015 Report to the Community on Domestic Violence

Alternatives for Battered Women is now Willow Domestic Violence Center. The community and culture we live in and serve have evolved. We are proud to announce that our agency will now officially be known as Willow Domestic Violence Center to better reflect our mission in today’s world.

We believe that everyone has the right to be safe and recognize that domestic violence is not just physical.

Why Willow?

The willow tree is sheltering and a beacon of hope. A willow can grow from a single, broken branch and it will prevail with grace under all kinds of pressure. Its branches can be woven together to create something entirely new and incredibly durable. For us, a willow represents a vast, underlying strength that comes from within and radiates out.

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See How We Help

With our 24/7 crisis & support Hotline, 40 bed emergency shelter, counseling services, court accompaniment, and prevention programming, Willow provides safety and healing for survivors in the Greater Rochester community.

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Get Involved

Stand with Willow to prevent domestic violence and support survivors of abuse. Together we can make a difference. By collecting towels or hosting house parties or sponsoring a safe night in shelter for a survivor, you will make a difference.

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