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The HEAL Collaborative has extensive support from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and University of Rochester River Campus. We are housed in the Department of Psychiatry at URMC and are deeply connected to the work being done in the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization. University Public Safety is also committed to this effort and a great ally. The Susan B. Anthony Center on River Campus has championed this endeavor from the start.

The HEAL Collaborative is extremely fortunate to have support and expertise from the following social service and legal entities in the Rochester community:

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Willow Domestic Violence Center (formerly Alternatives for Battered Women) offers comprehensive crisis support and services, including a 24/7 hotline, safety planning, short-term counseling, emergency shelter, court accompaniment, support groups, and prevention education and training.
Phone: (585) 232-5200


RESOLVE of Greater Rochester offers short-term individual counseling, safety planning, co-parenting support, community referrals, support groups, financial and career counseling, and more.
Phone: (585) 425-1580

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The Legal Aid Society of Rochester (LAS) is a provider of civil legal services for victims of domestic violence. LAS will assist HEAL patients in a variety of matters, including Family Offense Proceedings, custody and visitation matters, matrimonial proceedings, child support and housing issues.
Phone: (585) 232-4090

NOTE: The professionals of the Legal Aid Society are not affiliated with the University of Rochester and provide legal advice to you independent from the University.

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The Rochester Police Department has a Victim’s Assistance Unit that serves victims and witnesses of crimes in the City of Rochester, as well as their families.
Phone: (585) 428-6630

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Lifespan helps older adults take on the challenges and opportunities of longer life. Lifespan provides elder abuse prevention and intervention services in Monroe and nine other Finger Lakes counties. The agency works through multi-disciplinary teams to ensure justice for victims of elder abuse/financial exploitation.
Phone: (585) 244-8400

Monroe County Family Court will be working with HEAL to provide remote access to Temporary Orders of Protection to clients in need.
Phone: (585) 371-3544