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Help Survivors Thrive

For over 40 years, Willow has provided safety, hope, and healing to survivors of dating and domestic abuse in our community. Willow’s range of programs serve 7,500 survivors each year and reach an additional 15,000 through prevention outreach. Thank you for your support of Willow Center and the survivors we serve!

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Willow Announces New Text Hotline

Willow hotline counselors are available to support survivors every hour or the day and every day of the year. Now, they’re also available by text.  As more survivors in our community come forward for support, Willow is ready to meet them. Our new texting option will open doors for those who are more comfortable communicating through text,…

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Willow Remains Open Despite Government Shutdown

Dear Friend: We want to be 100% clear that the Willow Domestic Violence Center is OPEN during the government shutdown. Despite anything you may have heard, we remain open and ready to serve anyone impacted by domestic violence 24/7. You can access any of our services through our 24/7 crisis and support hotline – 585-222-SAFE…

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Introducing Willow’s new Director of Development

We are excited to announce our new Director of Development and Community Relations, Tiffany Paine-Cirrincione, MID. Tiffany is a Rochester native who comes to Willow from the American Cancer Society. She has 15 years of nonprofit management and specializes in community engagement. Tiffany has a Master’s Degree in International Development with a concentration in Public…

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Willow Domestic Violence Center Appoints New President & CEO

Willow Domestic Violence Center announces today that it has promoted Meaghan Lacey de Chateauvieux to President & Chief Executive Officer by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors. Meaghan joined Willow (then known as Alternatives for Battered Women) in 2013 as the Director of Development and Marketing. In this role she managed all aspects of…

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Domestic Violence Consortium supports 5 Key Pieces of Legislation to help Survivors and Their families

The Rochester/Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium hosted its 18th annual Legislative Breakfast today, highlighting 5 Bills that have been introduced to support survivors of domestic violence and hold offenders accountable. Keynote speaker Dr. Michael Mendoza, Monroe County Commissioner of Public Health, spoke about intimate partner violence as a public health epidemic. More information on the…

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Willow Center fears funding cuts with release of President’s ‘Skinny Budget’

The ‘Skinny Budget’ released by the White House this month includes significant cuts to critical programs and services for domestic violence survivors and their children. While it remains unclear what exactly will be cut, the budget mirrors the Heritage Foundation Blueprint for Change, which recommends the elimination of funding for VAWA (Violence against Women Act),…

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Registration is Open!

Please join Willow Center for our Annual Spring Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10 from 11:30am-1:00pm at Temple B’rith Kodesh. We are honored to welcome Guest Speaker Dr. Jill Murray, best-selling author who specializes in teen dating abuse. Dr. Murray is a highly sought-after guest lecturer at international conferences on domestic violence, personal empowerment and motivation,…

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Willow Center and the Rochester Lilac Festival

Willow Center is honored to partner with the Rochester Lilac Festival as their first ever charity recipient for the races! “We look forward to the Lilac Festival each year as the marker of Spring, renewal and hope – a fitting metaphor for the survivors we serve who are taking critical steps on a journey to…

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