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Member Organizations

Contact Person:

Mary Jo Colligan



Angels of Mercy
692 N Winton Road
Rochester, NY, 14609

Angels of Mercy is a Christ-centered organization (501c3) dedicated to helping women in need locally, across the nation and around the world. our mission and focus is to help women and girls achieve FREEDOM, DIGNITY, and RESTORATION through our coordinated efforts and faith in God. Jesus came to set the captives FREE...and we are helping to do just that! 


Our work helps women in need find the spiritual, physical, and emotional strength to follow the plan God has for them, while supporting them on their journey with hope and unconditional love. Their past does not have to determine their future...God will meet them right where thay are and can make beauty from ashes!


For more information, see the Angels of Mercy website.

Brightstar Community

Brightstar Community is a non-profit organization making a difference for our Rochester local women who have been victims of sex trafficking, prostitution, abuse and addiction. Brightstar Community is the only two-year residential home and program in the Rochester/Monroe County area for adult women affected by addiction and sexual exploitation to heal and find their true self. By uncovering their true, authentic self, each woman can find the best career path, gain the dignity of being clean and sober, and become a positive, contributing member in the our community.

For more information, see the Brightstar website.

Church Women United of Rochester & Vicinity
644 Titus Ave (across from the House of Guitars) 
Rochester, NY 14617

Church Women United of Rochester & Vicinity (CWU) is a racially, culturally, theologically inclusive Christian Women’s Movement, celebrating unity in diversity and working for a world of peace and justice. We are an autonomous local unit affiliated with the national movement meeting monthly for worship, fellowship, and service such as national CWU celebrations of World Day of Prayer, May Friendship Day, and World Community Day as well as local spiritual, educational, and social programs. CWU sponsors several service and advocacy projects in our community. We invite all women to join with us.


For more information about Church Women United, see their website or download their brochure.

Feminists for Nonviolent Choices

FFNVC holds the belief that all people, by virtue of their human dignity, have a right to live without violence. Our 2013 human rights series focused on domestic and international sex trafficking. FFNVC was an original member group of RRCAHT. We continue to network and support those with a main focus on Trafficking in Persons, including Laura Lederer of Global Centurion, Worldwide Documentaries and the Paperbag Ladies. 


For more information, see the FFVC website.

National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Rochester Section

National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Rochester Section is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.


The Greater Rochester Section's current initiatives includes the P.A.D. Project Initiative, Consider College, Mommy and Me, and its Public Affairs Committee, which focuses on environment issues, and issues pertaining to poverty in our community.


Sex trafficking of women and children is a disturbing reality in the United States. NCJW aims to expose and address this issue with a powerful program of public awareness, education, and advocacy. The EXODUS Action Kit includes advocacy resources, program ideas, and useful information. Visit our websites at and


For more information, see the NCJW, GRS and the NCJW websites.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester

The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester is a community of over 200 Roman Catholic women religious. Beyond its Congregation, it numbers over 100 Associates, countless supporters, & friends.


With a mission of unity and reconciliation is opposed to Human Trafficking in all its forms, which demeans human beings and keeps them from achieving their potential.


For more information about the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester, see their website. To learn about their human trafficking commitment, see their Justice and Peace page.

Willow Domestic Violence Center

PO Box 39601

Rochester, NY 14604


Willow’s 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. Our comprehensive range of services include counseling, court accompaniment, a 49-bed emergency shelter, and prevention education. Willow is available 24/7 every day, and all our services are free and confidential.

24/7 HOTLINE: (585) 222-SAFE

24/7 TEXT LINE: (585) 348-SAFE

For more information about Willow, see their website and visit their Facebook page.

Worldwide Documentaries, Inc.

Worldwide Documentaries is a not-for-profit documentary film company whose three fundamental goals have remained unchanged for more than 25 years:


  • CREATE carefully crafted documentary films for global audiences about the defining human rights issues of our time.

  • EMPOWER individuals and organizations who advocate for fundamental human rights through its International Partner Program.

  • SUSTAIN the impact of its films through distribution strategies that reflect our commitment not only to specific human rights issues, including apartheid, global AIDS, and human trafficking, but the underlying and related causes of these abuses as they unfold and evolve in our lifetime.

Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering.

Heart of the Matter, currently in productionis a feature-length documentary about the trafficking and exploitation of migrants and refugees.

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