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: “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