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Domestic Violence Program


Temporary shelter assistance is currently SUSPENDED due to staffing situation during COVID-19. However, they are still assisting individuals with all non-residential services remotely.

* Offers crisis counseling for all victims of domestic violence.
  • Hotlines for victims, concerned family, friends and the general community in domestic violence situations or know someone who is.
  • Rape crisis services.
* Offers a shelter for battered women and their children.
  • No maximum number of children that may be brought into the shelter.
  • If number exceeds beds available, other arrangements will be made.
  • Sanctions may be applicable through DSS.
  • Collect calls accepted.
* Provides advocacy for emergency shelter for battered men via various counties 
* Offers support groups for battered women.
* Offers Court Advocacy.
  • Court accompaniment with on-site advocate at family court.
  • Help with securing orders of protection.
  • Assist in finding legal representation.
* Offers outreach programs.
  • Teen Program for high school students.
* Provides transportation to appointments.

Eligibility: Must reside in Livingston County for all services offered. Victims of domestic violence and their children. Physical, mental, emotional, verbal, sexual, financial abuse. 6 month limit for shelter. Teen Program: High school students.

Application Process: Call for information.

Required Documentation: Call for information.

Fees: Call for information.

Coverage Note: Livingston County.

This program is offered at this site:

Chances and Changes, Inc.


Geneseo NY 14454
(Toll Free)

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Chances and Changes, Inc.

Chances and Changes offers people a chance to escape the traumas of abuse, to heal the emotional and physical bruises, and to live in an environment of comfort and protection.

Geneseo NY 14454

Hours: 24 hours

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