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The HEAL Collaborative, in the Department of Psychiatry, has extensive support from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), University of Rochester River Campus, the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization. University Public Safety and The Susan B. Anthony Center.   


At the HEAL Collaborative we are committed to enhancing the safety and well-being of every individual. We partner with adults of all ages, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, and socioeconomic status who have experienced interpersonal trauma. We recognize interpersonal trauma as a public health issue and target its impact on both individuals and on our community as a whole. View our Model


To provide compassionate, confidential, quality care. We aim to foster self-respect by supporting individuals in pursuing safety, stability, health, and empowerment. We offer trauma-focused, accessible, and inclusive services that include education, connection to resources, advocacy, counseling and health care. We encourage safe, informed, compassionate and supportive responses to violence via consultation and education to individual support networks and professionals in the URMC, Rochester, and upstate NY communities.


To improve the overall health and safety of every individual and to create a community that values peace, justice, and inclusivity by promoting a compassionate, trauma informed, focus and response to interpersonal violence.

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HEAL Collaborators

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

Willow Domestic Violence Center

Comprehensive crisis support and services, including a 24/7 hotline, safety planning, short-term counseling, emergency shelter, court accompaniment, support groups, and prevention education.
Phone: (585) 232-5200


Elder abuse prevention and intervention services in Monroe and nine other Finger Lakes counties. 
Phone: (585) 244-8400

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester (LAS)

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.

Monroe County Family Court

Partnering with HEAL to provide remote access to Temporary Orders of Protection to clients in need.
Phone: (585) 371-3544

Just Cause

Provides free legal help to low-income residents of Monroe County, NY who are facing non-criminal legal problems.
Phone: (585) 232-3051


Provides services to South Asian men, women and children who may be facing domestic violence and/or sexual abuse. 
Phone: (585) 234-1050

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Rochester City Police: Victim Assistance Unit

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