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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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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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