About Battered Women’s Shelter

Healing. Hope. Empowerment.


Healing. Hope. Empowerment.

We are here for you

The Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties serves all survivors of Intimate Partner Violence, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, creed, race, country of origin, immigration status, income, or ability. Please know you are not alone and we are here to help you.


Our prevention efforts focus on educating survivors on healthy relationships, boundaries and open communication, along with ending the stigma surrounding intimate partner violence. The Battered Women’s Shelter also raises awareness in the community of IPV by hosting events, providing speakers at outreach events and training community members to join us in advocating for our survivors.

Holistic Services

Our programs offer support throughout a survivors healing journey, whether we are providing support to a survivor calling the hotline for the first time or providing shelter services to a family who was victimized, we are here to offer support and help. Our various services range from hotline support, shelter, court advocacy, support groups, free therapy and much more.

Trauma-Informed Care

Our staff understands the effect trauma has on a person and how it affects you physically, mentally and emotionally. At Hope & Healing we create a space for survivors to gain confidence and a sense of control by empowering you to overcome obstacles while making your own decisions along the way.

Supporting our efforts

If you would like to get involved we have many opportunities from volunteering to donating.

Are you experiencing crisis?

If you are experiencing crisis please call the Battered Women’s Shelter Hotline or Rape Crisis Center Hotline. We have advocates available 24 hours a day.

If you would like to know more about Crisis Intervention and how we might support you please visit the BWS or RCC service pages.



Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00


All of our services are free and confidential and/or anonymous.

Interpreters and translation can be provided free of charge for all of our services.

Battered Women’s Shelter Services