Local Organizations that Work With Victims of Domestic Violence
Alternatives for Battered Women
ABW aims to prevent domestic violence and ensure every survivor has access to the services and supports needed along the journey to a safe and empowered life. They provide counseling, education, support, advocacy, and shelter for DV victims and their children. Their vision is to provide a place where anyone who is a victim of or at risk of domestic violence can come for help, support, and most important, belief – in their story, in their dignity, and in their right to live free from fear and harm.
Safe Journey comes at the issue of DV from an intervention perspective, using their services to help victims move “from surviving to thriving.” Their free services include counseling and support groups, personal empowerment workshops, financial counseling, and resettlement assistance. Safe Journey recently merged with Stand Up Guys (below) to form an organization called Resolve.
Stand Up Guys
Stand Up Guys comes at the issue of DV from a prevention perspective, engaging men in conversations about the violence done to women, by men. Their goal is to prevent violence against women and children and to promote gender equality, safety, and justice in our community.
Rochester/Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium
The Rochester/Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium is a volunteer run organization comprised of over 50 member organizations that span the social systems and disciplines required to create a coordinated community response to domestic violence. Working together, these organizations seek to protect domestic violence victims while holding offenders accountable.
Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims
ASADV’s mission is to provide support to the Deaf community and to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing individuals, families, and children who are or have been victims/survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse. They aim to ensure that services are available to victims/survivors, ensure full access to communication, and empower victims/survivors in attaining support and assistance through other agencies.