Crisis Management

Alternatives for Battered Women in Monroe County

Mission: To enhance the quality of life and empower individuals that are affected or at risk for domestic violence
Website: www.abwrochester.org
Contact: Lauren,  585-232-5200 ext. 230
Volunteer Opportunities: Internships available; One-shot opportunities include: annual phone-a-thon, clerical, Court of Justice, working in playroom.  On-going opportunities include "hot-line counselor," which requires couple of hours of work each week

Cameron Community Ministries

Mission: To provide educational and recreational experiences to build life skills, provide meals to the hungry, and clothe those in need in a neighborhood where significant numbes of families live in poverty
Website: www.cameronministries.org
Contact: Karen Wilson, 585-254-2697 ext. 4
Volunteer Opportunities: Helping with afterschool program (reading partners, youth groups), serving hot meals, working in a clothing store, coordinating a donation drive

Center for Dispute Settlements

Program Description: Handles mediation between co-workers, custodial visitation and disputes between landlords and tenants
Contact: Letitia Rosenthal, 585-243-7007 ext. 7178
Volunteer Opportunities: After completing an interview and and training program, volunteers can work in mediation

Chances and Changes

Mission: To serve victims of domestic violence in Livingston County and operate a battered women's shelter.
Website: www.chancesandchanges.org
Contact: 585-658-3940
Volunteer Opportunities: Work with children and special events

Foodlink

Program Description: Regional food bank that distributes food to a variety of community agencies in the area.
Website: www.foodlinkny.org
Contact: Ethan DeBruyne, 585-328-3380 ext.160

Address: 1999 Mt. Read Blvd, Rochester, NY 14615
Volunteer Opportunities: To sort donated food to be delivered through network of agencies including homeless shelters and prepare backpack lunches for children in need

Habitat for Humanity, Geneseo Student Chapter

Website: www.geneseo.edu/~habitat 
Email: habitat@geneseo.edu
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers can help with the building process or serve as a typist, artist, accountant, etc. Student group is always looking for new members and leaders for their E-board

Habitat for Humanity, Livingston County Chapter

Program Description: Build and renovate simple, decent, affordable housing.
Website: www.livingstoncountyhabitat.org
Contact: Ed Carney, 585-335-5634

Rape Crisis

Contact: Michelle Koster 585-658-2370
Volunteer Opportunities: Counsel and advocate for rape or sexual assault victims and their families or friends. Working on a victim support hotline. Training provided.

RESTORE

Volunteer Opportunities: “The primary volunteer role is the RESTORE Advocate. This entails answering calls on the RESTORE 24-hour hotline, and responding to hospital calls to advocate for a victim of sexual assault as to his/her medical, legal and counseling options. Advocates also, if necessary, provide support, comfort and information for family members, friends and partners of victims. Alternate volunteer opportunities are circulating print materials to area establishments, tabling at RESTORE for local events, and assisting with specific outreach campaigns during the calendar year (such as making teal ribbon pins for Sexual Assault Awareness Month).

Address: 116 Main Street, Mt. Morris, NY 14510

Contact: Lauren Berger, 585- 658- 2370