Crisis Management

Alternatives for Battered Women in Monroe County

Mission: 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
Contact: Larissa Bolalek, 585-232-5200 ext. 230,
Volunteer Opportunities:

Ongoing opportunities

Internships available; administrative, children’s playroom, court advocacy program, donations, events, special projects, outreach ambassador, hotline and more!

Events/ One-Shot Deals

What:    Annual Spring Luncheon
When:  Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7:00 am (set up) to 3:00 (clean up); 2 hour shifts available 
Where: Temple B’rith Kodesh
              2131 Elmwood Ave
              Rochester, NY 14618
Opportunities: Duties include but are not limited to: Set up, greeting, seating, food and beverage serving, clean up and more!

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
Contact: Jennie Papkin, 585-254-2697 ext. 4
Address: 48 Cameron Street, Rochester, NY 14606
Volunteer Opportunities: Helping with afterschool program for elementary school students including reading, playing games and homework help (M-F, 4-6pm); Prepare and serve hot lunch meals (M-Sat, 9:30-2:00pm); Sort and organize clothing donations (TWTR, 9:30-12:30pm); Help at food pantry (T-F, 9-11am)

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,
Address: 6 Court Street, Geneseo, NY 14454 Room 103
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.
Contact: 585-658-3940, Sarah Little
Volunteer Opportunities: Work with children and special events


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