Community Engagement: 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
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  • Contact: Larissa Bolalek, 585-232-5200 ext. 230,
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Internships available; administrative, children’s playroom, court advocacy program, donations, events, special projects, outreach ambassador, hotline 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 a significant number of families live in poverty
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  • 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.
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  • Contact: 585-658-3940, Sarah Little
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Work with children and special events


  • Volunteer Opportunities: Currently recruiting for the RESTORE Volunteer Advocate role which provides support to survivors of sexual assault. This entails responding to phone calls on the RESTORE 24-hour hotline and providing hospital accompaniment/advocacy as needed to the RESTORE patient as to their medical, legal and counseling options. Volunteer Advocates also provide comfort and information for family members, friends and partners of victims. Requires completion of a training curriculum, and a time commitment minimum of a one year or two semesters. Volunteers must have their own transportation and be at least 21 years of age (or a Sophomore in college). RESTORE is a program of Planned Parenthood of Central & Western NY.
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  • Address: Local office located in downtown Geneseo
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