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Peace and Justice Statement

Dear Friends: Like many of you, we are feeling shock waves from the violence that has erupted in our community. When we learned that Daniel T. Prude’s death was ruled a homicide by the County Medical Examiner, we felt profound sorrow and distress. We grieve with the Prude family and extend our deepest condolences, as we…

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Putting Rochester First

News 8 WROC Rochester interviewed Willow Center President & CEO Meaghan de Chateauvieux on Monday, August 3rd, to highlight Willow Center as part of their Putting Rochester First initiative focused on how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted local organizations. “We’ve tightened up and focused on our core crisis services and how we provide more services…

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Willow Domestic Violence Center and Deaf IGNITE Formally Unite

WILLOW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTER AND DEAF IGNITE FORMALLY UNITE Partnership to Enhance Services for Deaf Survivors ASL Version of press release can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/444382932  August 4, 2020, Rochester, N.Y. – Long-time collaborators Willow Center and Deaf IGNITE announced a formal partnership that will combine the infrastructure strength and community partnerships of Willow with the…

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Willow Court Advocates Return to the Hall of Justice

Willow’s Court Advocates are now providing in-person support to survivors at the Hall of Justice! On-site staff assist survivors seeking an order of protection and provide support during court testimony. During the process, advocates can develop a personalized safety plan and connect them to other services. How to connect with Willow’s Court Advocacy Program: The…

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Willow Welcomes Jason V. Polasek

Willow welcomes interim Director of Development and Community Engagement Jason V. Polasek! In a time of uncertainty around philanthropy and events, we are so thrilled to bring on someone with Jason’s expertise and energy to stabilize and grow fundraising support for Willow’s critical mission. Jason is returning to Rochester after serving for the past three…

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Feeling Safe at Home with the Urban League of Rochester

“What can you do? Ask. Keep asking. How is everything with your partner? If it’s not okay, I’m here for you.” On Thursday, May 22, Willow President Meaghan de Chateauvieux joined the Urban League of Rochester to discuss the dynamics of domestic violence and the services Willow offers to survivors and their loved ones. Watch…

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Impact of COVID-19 on Family Violence

  Willow’s President & CEO Meaghan de Chateauvieux joins Dr. Catherine Cerulli, Director of the Susan B. Anthony Center & Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization, and Lisa Butt, President and CEO of the Society for the Protection and Care of Children, to discuss family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It isn’t the pandemic causing…

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Willow’s Director of Prevention Education Lisa Nolan on Jenderator’s Podcast

How do we know if tense relationships are abusive? How does emotional abuse affect survivors? On Jenderator’s podcast, Willow Center’s Director of Prevention Educator Lisa Nolan explains the difference between unhealthy behaviors and dangerous relationships and discusses new challenges survivors are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to the Conversation on Jenderator

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