The Center for Hope and Healing (operating the Rape Crisis Center and Battered Women’s Shelter), is very pleased to announce that Sandy Parker has joined the Rape Crisis Center as the new Director. Sandy began her journey with the RCC on Monday, May 6, 2019. Sandy replaces Cindy Bloom, who left the organization in 2018 [...]
The RCC Summit Services Manager attends ASAKI.Photo Credit: Plain Dealer The ASAKI unit is a grant-funded, community collaboration between Rape Crisis Center, Akron Police Department, Summit County Prosecutors Office, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), and Victims Assistance Program. This unit investigates cold case sexual assaults and provides services to survivors. The initiative [...]
Photo credit: Akron Beacon Journal The month of February offered a significant amount of public attention for the Battered Women's Shelter, and at its height was a visit from Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Each year HUD provides funding for thousands of transitional, homeless prevention, [...]
Position Summary Responsible for providing advocacy to survivors seeking assistance through the court systems while utilizing the Trauma Informed Care model. Job Description REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS Degree in social work, criminal justice or related field preferred. At least one year experience in the justice system setting or related field. Maintain valid Ohio [...]
Position Summary Responsible for designing, implementing and facilitating social, cultural, recreational and academic activities for children and their families in shelter using the Trauma Informed Care model. Required Education, Experience and Qualifications Degree in social work, education or related field preferred. Maintain valid Ohio driver’s license and ability to meet agency requirements for [...]
Shakee Bellamy is originally from Newark, New Jersey, but moved to Cincinnati prior to his senior year of high school. He graduated from The University of Toledo with a Bachelor's in Social Work and is currently attending the University of Akron pursuing his masters in social work. "My passion for assisting people and enhancing their [...]
Emily Wergner joined the Battered Women's Shelter in March as the Summit Shelter Manager. Emily was born and raised in, Medina, Ohio and recently moved back after spending 20 years in Chicago working in social services. Emily comes from an organization called La Casa Norte, a homeless service agency in Chicago. She started in direct [...]
You may notice that the words Hope and Healing have been creeping into the vocabulary of the Battered Women’s Shelter and Rape Crisis Center over the past few years. Allow me to explain this change. For over 40 years the RCC and BWS have grown their services in response to the needs of domestic violence [...]
New emergency shelter opens in the fully renovated Center for Hope & Healing. The campus includes space for RCC therapy offices, BWS 24 hour emergency shelter, and administrative offices.
2012 The Battered Women’s Shelter identifies the former Middlebury Manor Nursing Home as a suitable alternative and accepts that facility from the City of Akron as part of a barter. Planning begins for renovation.