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WGST-290: American Women's and Gender History: Carroll: Resources for Women


Local Resources for Women

 See below for a list of Rochester area resources for women.

Refer to these Hotlines for Help:

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) | TTY 1−800−787−3224
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1–800–273–TALK (8255)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-786-2929
  • National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474 | TTY 1-866-331-8453

Planned Parenthood of Western New York

Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York protects and provides health care and education that empowers individuals and families. With respect. Without judgment. No matter what.

Call 1-866-600-6886 to make an appointment

National Organization for Women--Rochester

An active, entirely volunteer based, non-profit group dedicated to helping women live better lives. Rochester NOW works in support of women’s health care issues, equal pay, equality in the workplace, and fair treatment regardless of race or sexual orientation.

NOW issues:

Equal Pay/Economic Justice

NOW supports legislation that provides equality in jobs, pay, child care, credit, insurance, pensions, fringe benefits and Social Security. We are opposed to punitive welfare reform that harms the most vulnerable women and children in our society. Learn more.

Body Image

Endless diets, eating disorders, and women portrayed as parts or objects in the media all contribute to a culture that does not celebrate women and girl’s bodies. NOW Foundation’s Love Your Body Day challenges the message that a woman’s value is best measured through her willingness and ability to embody current beauty standards.

Ending Violence Against Women

Women as a class are targets of violence including rape, sexual abuse, battering, stalking, harassment, and genital mutilation. NOW emphasizes the interrelated factors and complexity of the issue. Learn more

Reproductive Rights and Justice

NOW fully supports access to safe and legal abortion, to effective birth control and emergency contraception, to reproductive health services and education for all women. Learn more

Racial Justice

A leader in civil rights since 1966, NOW continues to fight for equal opportunities for women of color in all areas including employment, education & health care. Learn more

LGBTQ RightsMarriage Equality

NOW is committed to fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in all areas, including employment, housing, health services, and child custody. Learn more

Constitutional Equality

Equality in pay, job opportunities, political structure, social security and education will remain elusive without a guarantee of equality in the U.S. Constitution. Learn more

New York State

Ending the tampon tax, ending child marriage, equal pay disclosure, and comprehensive contraception coverage, are just a few of the issues we are working on in New York State. Visit NOW-New York City’s Legislative Agenda page and scroll down to see our state agenda.

Willow Domestic Violence Center

Each year, Willow Center provides services to over 7,500 clients and reaches another 12,000 through prevention education in the Greater Rochester area.


Resolve Domestic Violence Support Center

The mission of Resolve is to: 

Develop and deliver innovative, community-centered programs and services that empower people and communities to break the cycle of domestic violence.

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