Rochester, NY - 14604
(585) 232-5200
Fax Number: (585) 232-3501

Alternatives For Battered Women, Inc.

Alternatives for battered women  provides crisis counseling, support and prevention/education.


  • A 24-hour hotline

  •         A 38-bed emergency shelter for women and children (both boys and girls, up to age 18)

  •         Walk-in counseling. Short-term counseling is available in an emergency.

  •         Family programs are available for children and their mothers residing in the shelter, including counseling (both group and individual)

  •         Transitional Support Services includes non-residential programs

  •         Court Advocacy is a collaborative program between ABW and Legal Aid Society of Rochester

  •         Education and Prevention program reaches out to students in middle and high schools and colleges

For more information please call.


Alternatives For Battered Women, Inc. Mission Statement

“Our Mission is 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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  • User   2018-11-28 22:59:45

    My wife would like to donate some quality clothing to battered women.

  • User   2018-10-08 12:59:54

    I'm looking to donate some very nice clothes for woman size large to X Large. They belonged to my Mother who passed away. I thought it would be nice to give the to a woman shelter. Can you help. I live in Canandaigua

  • User   2020-10-25 04:37:49

    I have women’s clothing that I would like to donate. Is this something that I would be able to do?

  • User   2021-03-15 10:45:08

    I have an entire wardrobe of women's clothing 2X and some 3X. Excellent quality and quite a lot of work dress clothes. Are you in need at this time?

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