Statement from Willow Center

“Jessica Northrup’s abduction, captivity, and escape highlight the fact that abusive relationships can escalate to dangerous levels of violence quickly. We stand with Jessica and we applaud her courage and strength. We applaud Chief Mears and the Ogden Police Department for their quick response to ensure justice. October is DV awareness month. This situation has put the spotlight on DV in our community.

Everyone deserves to be safe. If you, or someone you know, is in an abusive relationship, call Willow’s 24/7 Hotline at (585) 222-SAFE (2733) or text (585) 348-SAVE (7233).”

About Willow Domestic Violence Center

Founded in 1979, Willow Domestic Violence Center is the only New York State certified provider of residential domestic violence services in Monroe County. Willow has supported survivors of abuse for over 40 years, reaching nearly 15,000 people each year in the Greater Rochester region. Willow provides a full-continuum of free and confidential services, without judgement, including a 24/7 Hotline, emergency shelter, counseling, mobile advocacy, legal services, court accompaniment, preventive education and training programs. Call 585-222-SAFE (7233) or text 585-348-SAFE (7233).