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To show support for sexual and domestic violence victims, make teal and purple scarves

Nov. 28, 2018 • The Batavian

Local victim assistance providers are asking supporters to help raise awareness in a crafty way this holiday season by making teal and purple scarves.

RESTORE Sexual Assault Services, Willow Center and other agencies that assist survivors of sexual and domestic violence, offer free services because they are funded in part by a law titled the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA. 

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Strangers using Apple's AirDrop to send lewd pictures

Nov. 27, 2018 • WHEC

This disturbing trend can be offensive for people, but for Jennalyn Long, a crisis counselor at RESTORE in Rochester says for survivors of sexual assault this could be triggering.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Student group proposes safe-sex vending machine at Syracuse University

Nov. 12, 2018 • Syracuse.com

A student group at Syracuse University is hoping to improve sexual health on campus with a unique vending machine.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

History of Abortion Rights Has Deep Roots in Syracuse

Nov. 11, 2018 • Spectrum News

Almost 50 years after New York became one of the first states in the nation to make abortion legal, the state law has become the center of a reignited debate. 

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Women Share Stories Of Working In Media Industry

Oct. 19, 2018 • Oswegonian

The Women in Media Breakout, part of a series of events for the Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit at Oswego State, brought together three women of color in different media industries to discuss difficulties and triumphs they have faced because of their gender, race and identity.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Grant is "game changer" for survivors of domestic violence, says Willow CEO

Oct. 18, 2018 • WXXI

A $556,063 grant from the New York State Office of Victim Services will allow the organization to hire, for the first time, an in-house attorney to help survivors of domestic abuse with their legal needs free of charge.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

State grants help to fund 6 programs to help survivors of domestic violence

Oct. 18, 2018 • 13WHAM

A new state grant is aiming to help survivors of domestic violence fight back after leaving an abusive relationship.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

State funds will help domestic violence victims pay legal bills

Oct. 18, 2018 • rochesterfirst.com

A group of six Rochester-area programs will receive a portion of millions in grants to help victims of domestic violence.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

RESTORE seeing increase in clients

Oct. 11, 2018 • Warsaw County Courier

A local program set up to lead the community response to sexual violence has seen a marked increase in new clients over the last two years.

It is said that one in four people in Wyoming County will experience some type of dating-related violence or domestic violence in their lifetime. Locally, the RESTORE program has been established to advocate for domestic violence victims and educate the public on the issue.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

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