Congratulations Phyllis Korn!

Willow Center’s former Executive Director, Phyllis Korn, won the prestigious Farash Prize for Social Entrepreneurship for her incredible dedication and innovation as a founding leader of Alternatives for Battered Women, now Willow Domestic Violence Center. The prize is sponsored by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation and includes a $100,000 gift to Willow Center to…

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2016 Report to the Community Released

Willow Center and the Domestic Violence Consortium released the 2016 DV Report to the Community highlighting trends and data on domestic violence in Monroe County and the City of Rochester, and providing information on our community’s response.

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Gathering of Gratitude


Willow Center held its annual Gathering of Gratitude to share our appreciation for our supporters and volunteers. Each year, we honor those in our community who have made a significant contribution to help Willow Center fulfill our mission. Congratulations to the 2015 Award Recipients!           From left to right: Stop the Hurt…

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Willow Center Wins 2015 Bank of America Impact Award

Willow Center is honored to be chosen as the 2015 Bank of America Impact Award winner at the RBJdaily/ United Way of Greater Rochester Greater Rochester Awards. What an incredible honor! Pictured below is Willow CEO Jaime Saunders with partners Pat from Rochester Police and Lorri from University of Rochester Public Safety, ABW founder Phyllis Korn, and…

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Willow Center Launches ‘Safe Place’ Campagin


A new campaign for a new home: Thursday, the Willow Center officially launched its “Safe Place” campaign. It will help cover the cost of a new state-of-the-art emergency shelter, expand counseling services and create a training space for employees. Read the full story from WHEC Rochester here.

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2015 Report to the Community Released

Willow Center and the Rochester/Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium issued the 3rd Annual Domestic Violence Report to the Community on the prevalence of domestic violence within Monroe County. The full report can be accessed here with the following highlights: 4,709 reports of domestic violence were made in 2014 in Monroe County Monroe County reports of…

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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. Throughout the month of October, you can help Willow Center to raise awareness about dating and domestic violence and…

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