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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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ABW is now Willow

Today marks a major milestone on our agency’s 40 year timeline. Alternatives for Battered Women is now Willow Domestic Violence Center Our strong roots We are proud of our nearly 40 year history as Alternatives for Battered Women, an agency that has been at the forefront of the domestic violence movement locally and nationally. Today,…

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Janet Chaize awarded Verizon HopeLine Award

 Janet Chaize was one of two advocates statewide honored with a Verizon HopeLine Award for her dedication to supporting survivors and her commitment to ending domestic violence. Janet has worked tirelessly as an advocate for thousands of survivors for nearly 30 years. She leads the counseling program at Willow Domestic Violence Center, formerly Alternatives for…

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Legislative Awareness Day in Albany

Willow Center staff, interns, and volunteers traveled to Albany on Tuesday to support the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Legislative Awareness Day. Thanks to hundreds of advocates from around the state, four bills passed the assembly and one bill gained a senate sponsor. Assembly Passes Legislation to Combat Domestic Violence and Protect Victims

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