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We are updating our website to create a more robust directory of community resources so that you can find what you need quickly. If you don’t see what you need, please contact us.

Featured are resources in your community to help support the fight against violence.

If you would like to feature your organization in our Community Resources, please contact us.

Another awesome resource is the Community Wishbook.

Action for a Better Community

As a “community action agency,” ABC’s programs touch upon the health, education, safety, employment, and housing of our region’s families, individuals, teens, and toddlers. Since its beginning, ABC has aided thousands of individuals and families to move from public assistance and/or the ranks of the working poor to a gainfully employed, tax-paying status.

Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims

ASADV provides support for Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults and their children who are or have been victims of domestic violence and or sexual assault, by promoting a safe environment of empowering, advocacy, and educational/training services.

Alternatives for Battered Women

Alternatives for Battered Women exists to enhance the quality of life and empower individuals affected by or at risk of domestic violence.

Baden Street Settlement

The mission of Baden Street Settlement is to improve the quality of life of adults, children and families of neighborhood residents; to pursue the elimination of the causes of poverty; and to reduce the level of negative social problems associated with being poor and disadvantaged. The Agency works in cooperative, collaborative, and supportive spirit with concerned agencies in the community to meet the needs of neighborhood residents.

Bivona Child Advocacy Center

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

Catholic Family Center

CFC is a comprehensive agency that houses nine major service areas for people of all ages, races, religions and socioeconomic circumstances. In all, CFC has more than 60 programs within its nine service departments, available to the community at 19 locations throughout Monroe and Wayne Counties.

Crime Board (NY)

OVS has a three-tiered mission to provide compensation to innocent victims of crime in a timely, efficient and compassionate manner; fund direct services to crime victims via a network of community-based programs; and advocate for the rights and benefits of all innocent victims of crime.

Empire Justice Center

As a non-profit law firm, Empire Justice’s goal is to protect and strengthen the legal rights of people in New York State who are poor, disabled or disenfranchised through: systems change advocacy, training and support to other advocates and organizations, and high quality direct civil legal representation.

Gay Alliance Community Safety Program

The Community Safety Program provides specialized services for victims of anti-LGTB bias and hate violence, domestic violence, HIV-related violence, rape and sexual assault as well as services for family and friends of those murdered in anti-LGTB hate crimes or as a result of domestic violence.

Guide to Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence www

This indispensable resource identifies the connections between substance abuse and domestic violence. Review potential warning signs, risk factors, treatment options and more.


HopeLine is a program that connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funds organizations nationwide and protects the environment. To date, they have collected over 10 million phones nationwide, while donating over $20 million dollars to domestic violence organizations.

Lifespan-NY Elder Abuse Coalition

The Coalition’s mission is to protect New York elders from abuse, neglect and exploitation and to preserve the quality of their lives.

Monroe County Sheriffs Office Victim Assistance Program Community Services Unit of the Sheriff’s Office provides a comprehensive Victim Assistance Program. The program includes three experienced and professional victim counselors, all of whom have in-depth knowledge of the Criminal Justice System and the challenges of coping with trauma.

Monroe County/City of Rochester Coalition of Crime Victims

The coalition is committed to increasing community awareness of victims’ rights and the issues surrounding them. We also work to improve the collaborative efforts and solidarity between victim service agencies. We are committed to providing a cohesive network of programs directed toward improving the quality of care of victims of crime.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

New York Asian Women’s Center

The New York Asian Women’s Center helps women and their children overcome domestic violence and other forms of abuse by empowering them to govern their own lives. The Center provides a safe haven through multi-lingual support programs and shelter services. In addition, the Center works to raise public awareness about violence against women, advocates for the rights of survivors, and acts as an agent of social change.

New York State Coalition against Domestic Violence’s 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.

NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

To improve New York State’s response to and prevention of domestic violence with the goal of enhancing the safety of all New Yorkers in their intimate and family relationships.

Partners in Restorative Initiatives

Partners in Restorative Initiatives, located in western New York, works with schools, courts and communities to instill restorative practices through education, advocacy, training and facilitation.

Planned Parenthood Rochester/Syracuse- Rape Crisis Service

The Rape Crisis Service of Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region believes every person should be free from sexual assault and/or sexual harassment. To this end, the program assures personal support and advocacy for victims and significant others of sexual assault and violence.


Find an alcohol and drug treatment (rehab) center with nearly 60 listings. Also offers premium and remote locations.


This site offers a plethora of drug and alcohol addiction recocery programs to suite virtually any type of addiction. Find a Rochester treatment center to fit just about any bill.

Rochester Police Department Victim Assistance Program Victim Assistance Unit provides crisis support services after a crime, home or hospital visits, explanation of the criminal justice system, referrals to other agencies, transportation to and from court for victims and witnesses who have exhausted all other means of transportation and assistance in filing NYS Crime Victims Compensation.
Rochester/Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium www.rmcdvc.orgRMCDVC is committed to the elimination of domestic violence through a coordinated community response that promotes safety for victims and their families, ensures batterer accountability, and fosters community awareness.
SAATHI of Rochester www.saathiofrochester.orgSAATHI is an organization helping South Asian women in situations of domestic abuse including physical, verbal, economical and emotional, and/or sexual abuse and we are committed to the idea of preventing domestic violence.

Safe Journey

To support today’s survivors of domestic violence as they transition to lives free from abuse and to prevent domestic violence in future generations through outreach and education.

Society for the Protection and Care of Children – Family Violence Program

SPCC’s mission is to cultivate a strong, healthy and thriving community by providing exceptional services to children and families. SPCC empowers children and families to develop a positive sense of self. We provide quality services that respect diversity, family strength and encourage families to become all they are capable of.

Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center

SCMHC provides mental health care for those who have no insurance or who are unable to afford the cost of co-payments. Their staff of three employees and over 25 licensed volunteers (therapists, psychiatrists, lawyers, and advocates) provides therapy, medication monitoring case management and other supports free of charge to those in need.

Stalking Resource Center SRC has trained over 40,000 professionals who work with victims in 43 states, the District of Columbia, the United Kingdom, and Germany and provided technical assistance to hundreds of communities seeking to enhance their response to stalking.

Stop Family Violence

Stop Family Violence’s  mission is to organize and amplify our nation’s collective voice against family violence. We are a catalyst for social change – empowering people to take action at the local, state and national level to ensure safety, justice, accountability and healing for people whose lives are affected by violent relationships.

Survivors Advocating for Effective Reform

Survivors Advocating For Effective Reform (SAFER) is a group of survivors of domestic violence who have worked through our personal process.

The Community Place of Greater Rochester/Threshold

CPGR delivers a wide range of social, developmental, and educational programs delivered through our facilities in the northeast sector of the city of Rochester (NY) and throughout the greater Rochester area.

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, Inc.

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester is a not-for-profit organization that provides direct civil legal services, including lay advocacy and related human services, to adults and children.  We ensure that those who seek justice have an opportunity to receive a fair and full hearing.  We obtain legal solutions that have a beneficial impact on our clients and the community.

Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc.

The Urban League of Rochester offers over 30 programs in the areas of youth services, services for the developmentally disabled, economic development, employment services, family and children services, education, homeownership and entrepreneurial assistance.

US Department of Justice – Violence Against Women Office

OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that are developing programs, policies, and practices aimed at ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

VINE (Victim Information and Notification Every Day)

VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.

Wilson Commencement Park at

Wilson Commencement provides comprehensive, quality resources and services to low-income, single-parent families so that they can develop assets to improve their family stability, increase their economic independence, and strengthen the community.

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