Willow and Providence Housing receive millions of dollars in funding

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. Ending domestic violence is the goal of two local organizations that house and support the survivors.

Willow Domestic Violence Center and Providence Housing were joined by County Executive Adam Bello on Thursday to announce more than $3 million in funding to support the services. It’s part of the American Rescue Plan funds to address critical community needs.

The money will help Willow open a multi-disciplinary family justice center where wraparound services are provided in a safe and caring environment.

“The door of hope will serve hearing or deaf individuals and families fleeing domestic violence or human trafficking,” said Tree Clemmons, program director of Providence Housing Development and Grants. “The program will provide up to one year of rental assistance to the household and two years of support services from a full-time social worker.”

Each year Willow helps more than 7,000 people in Monroe County.