Resolve of Greater Rochester, Inc. began as two separate organizations, Safe Journey, and Stand Up Guys. Both organizations were searching for ways to make a greater difference in the fight to end violence against women. Safe Journey was focused on intervention with female survivors and prevention education with youth and the general community; while Stand Up Guys focused on prevention by engaging men in conversations about the violence done to women, by men.
Out of our discussions, we realized that working together we could have a greater impact and indeed, open eyes and change lives.
Board of Directors
Lida Kalantari, Co-Chair
AVP, Community Relationship Manager
Genesee Regional Bank
Lida Riedlinger, Co-Chair
Corporate Compliance Officer
Cicely Strickland-Ruiz, Vice Chair
Director of Operations
United Way of Greater Rochester
Kristin Hughes, Treasurer
Taylor Copie, Secretary
Business Development Executive
Vistage Chair (Retired Jan 2020)
AVP, Economic & Workforce Development
Monroe Community College
Interim CEO, RESOLVE
To develop and deliver innovative, community-centered programs and services that empower people and communities to break the cycle of domestic violence.
We create safe communities where people are treated with dignity & respect.
We believe everyone deserves to thrive; our programs and services lift people and communities such that they can challenge entrenched beliefs & overcome adversity.
Working together with client, culture & community, with a true spirit of 'WE'
we value relationships and engage together to create thriving communities free of intimate partner abuse.
With fierce determination, we explore old problems in new ways.
With context of community at the fore, our initiatives reflect the specific needs of the people and partners we serve.
Outcomes derived by the people, partners and communities we serve are the measure of our effectiveness.