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Willow Welcomes New Board Chair

Willow is pleased to announce our new Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Erica Tickle. Ms. Tickle is the Director of E-Commerce at Wegmans Food Markets and has served on Willow’s Board for 10 years, including as Chair and Vice-Chair. Ms. Tickle is taking over the role from Ms. Barbara Purvis, whose term as Board…

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Willow’s 2019 Holiday Programs

Willow’s Adopt a Family program brings holiday joy to survivors and their families by anonymously connecting them with supporters in our community. This year, the program served a record 85 families–291 people! Our Purple Box Toy Drive supplements the Adopt a Family Campaign to make sure that we are able to fulfill the Christmas wishes…

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Willow CEO Honored as 40 Under 40 Award Winner

Willow Domestic Violence Center President and CEO Meaghan de Chateauvieux was selected by a panel of judges as a 2019 40 Under 40 award winner. The award recognizes outstanding professionals who “not only achieve success in their careers but give back in meaningful ways to the Rochester community.” View the list of awardees

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Willow Celebrates 40 Years of Shelter Services

On Friday, November 1, Willow celebrated 40 years of shelter services for survivors of domestic violence. This unique event was a milestone for our agency and served as a tremendous demonstration of our community’s commitment to working together to end domestic violence. We are so grateful for the leadership of our esteemed Honorary Chairs, Ed…

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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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