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Monroe County Domestic Violence Report

Willow Domestic Violence Center has has released their annual Domestic Violence Report in conjunction with the Rochester/Monroe Domestic Violence Consortium. The report highlights the above-average rates of domestic violence reporting in Monroe County and an increase in demand for Willow Center services. Click here to view coverage from the press conference on October 1, 2019.…

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12th Annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Last Saturday, over 650 people gathered together for Willow’s 12th Annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes. Together, we honored survivors and took a stand against domestic violence. Thank you for making this our largest walk yet – showing survivors of abuse that our community stands with them Click here to view event photos

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Let’s call domestic violence what really it is. Criminal.

Ahead of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Willow announced a new public awareness campaign developed by longstanding Willow partners Truth Collective, Tipping Point Communications, and Helen and Gertrude. The campaign emphasizes that domestic abuse is no less dangerous than other forms of violence or harassment just because it often occurs behind closed doors. Messages…

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Announcing Willow’s 2019 Award Winners

Willow is pleased to announce our award winners for our 40th Anniversary year. Congratulations to Jaime Saunders, Elaine Spaull, and Patti and James Mistretta! Join us to celebrate their work on behalf of survivors at our 40th Anniversary Celebration on November 1, 2019.

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Willow’s Children’s Program

This summer, several community groups came together in support of Willow’s Children’s Program. We are grateful to our friends at Rochester Press Radio Club for naming Willow as the benefit charity for their 2019 Summer Picnic at the Rochester Red Wings game – a home run for children at Willow! Merrill Lynch employees held a…

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12th Annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Join us Saturday, October 5th at Ontario Beach State Park to honor the those impacted by domestic violence in the Rochester community at our 12th Annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes. Registration is FREE this year in honor of our 40th anniversary! Share our Facebook event to let your friends know you’re participating! FREE REGISTRATION

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Willow Celebrates Roc Pride

On Saturday, July 20, Willow staff and volunteers participated in the 2019 Rochester Pride Parade. This year’s theme asked “What’s your Stonewall?” in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Willow counselors were on hand at the Festival on Saturday and Sunday to answer questions and connect one-on-one. We are proud to have…

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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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