Domestic Violence, Rape Crisis and Child Abuse Services
The Advocacy Center (formerly the Task Force For Battered Women/ Child Sexual Abuse Project) has provided support, advocacy and education for survivors of domestic violence since 1977, survivors of child sexual abuse since 1982 and survivors of adult sexual assault since 2003.
The goal of the Advocacy Center is to help reduce the trauma that results from domestic violence, sexual assault and child sexual abuse. We provide services for:
Children and teens who have been sexually abused, sexually harassed or raped
Adults who have been sexually assaulted, raped or harassed
Adult survivors of child sexual abuse
Adults who have been physically, emotionally or sexually abused or stalked by an intimate partner
Teenagers who have experienced dating violence or have been stalked
Family and friends of a youth or adult who has experienced sexual abuse, sexual harassment or rape
Family and friends of adults and teenagers who have experienced domestic violence
Community members and professionals concerned about a youth or adult survivor of sexual abuse or assault
Community members and professionals concerned about a youth or adult who has experienced domestic violence
Our services include:
Shelter at our safe house
Support groups and empowerment classes
Going with you to services such as hospital, police, court proceedings or social services
Help with orders of protection
Therapy services and referral
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program at Cayuga Medical Center
Assistance applying for NYS Crime Victims Board compensation
Information and referral
Prevention education and lending library
All services are free. Hotline: 607-277-5000
The mission of Bivona Child Advocacy Center is to coordinate and provide services and support to meet the needs of child victims of sexual or physical abuse and their families at a single and safe, child-friendly facility. The Center is committed to reducing trauma, promoting accountability, fostering healing, and advocating on behalf of child victims of sexual and physical abuse.
Collaboration of Monroe County Health Department and University of Rochester.
Provides year-round training in prevention and management of STDs, HIV, TB and related issues, such as domestic violence and case management.
Contact Person: Monroe County Dept. of Social Services.
24 Hotline for reporting child abuse in Monroe County: 585-461-5690 or 274-6865 (TTY)
Our mission is to end domestic and sexual violence in the Deaf community through advocacy, education, and services.
Our vision is to inspire and transform communities to be accountable by creating a culture free of violence.
IGNITE’s main goal is to support the needs of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence. We also support other members of the Deaf community including Children of Deaf Adults (CODAs) and ASL interpreters.
Medical and Hospital Advocacy
Accompaniment: Go with you to the hospital, court, making police contacts, finding shelter
Provide basic items, including shampoo, soap, and other needs
The Network/La Red was formed to address battering in lesbian, bisexual women’s, and transgender communities. Through a) the formation of a community-based multi-cultural organization in which battered/formerly battered lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender folks hold leadership roles; b) community organizing, education, and the provision of support services; and c) coalition-building with other movements for social change and social justice, we seek to create a culture in which domination, coercion, and control are no longer accepted and operative social norms.
24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline
English: 1-800-942-6906 English TTY: 1-800-818-0656
Spanish: 1-800-942-6908 Spanish TTY: 1-800-780-7660
The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (Coalition) is a not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to eradicate domestic violence and to ensure the provision of effective and appropriate services to victims of domestic violence through community outreach, education, training, technical assistance and policy development. The Coalition’s principles and practices prioritize the safety and concerns of women who are abused, provide support and encouragement for the participation of women who are abused in the struggle to eradicate personal and institutional violence against them, and provide for a non-competitive atmosphere that fosters open communication, respect, and cooperation among advocates and women who are abused.
The Rape Crisis Service of PPRSR provides crisis intervention and support services to women, children, and men who are victims of sexual assault and their significant others.
Trained counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide information and support enabling the client to make informed choices concerning medical, legal and counseling needs while offering advocacy and information about victim’s rights.
Counselors also offer short-term counseling sessions and legal and medical accompaniment. Services are free and confidential!
Our regional Rape Crisis program currently serves four counties: Monroe, Orleans, Genesee and Livingston.
Services in these counties include:
Crisis intervention for sexual assault survivors and their significant others
Short-term counseling (six to eight sessions)
Support through medical examinations and treatment
Advocacy and support during interaction with law enforcement
Individual consultations with professionals
Community education programs
Professional training programs
Referrals for additional needed services
If you or someone you know needs help dealing with the aftermath of a sexual assault, please call our 24-hour hotlines at:
Monroe County: 546-2777
Livingston, Wyoming Counties: 1-800-527-1757
All Other Counties: 1-800-656-4673
Rape and Sexual Assault Crisis Services, 24 hour hotline for Monroe County: 585-546-2777
Hotline: Outside Monroe: 1-800-527-1757
Alternatives for Battered Women is now the Willow Center
The community and culture we live in and serve have evolved. We are proud to announce that our agency will now officially be known as Willow Domestic Violence Center to better reflect our mission in today’s world.
We believe that everyone has the right to be safe and recognize that domestic violence is not just physical.
Why Willow? The willow tree is sheltering and a beacon of hope. A willow can grow from a single, broken branch and it will prevail with grace under all kinds of pressure. Its branches can be woven together to create something entirely new and incredibly durable. For us, a willow represents a vast, underlying strength that comes from within and radiates out.
The Agency provides a full continuum of services, including crisis counseling, support and prevention/education. Services for men and women, transgender knowledgeable and welcoming, 24 hour hotline.