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Bar Outreach

By |2019-10-15T10:01:42-04:00July 29th, 2019|

Hope & Healing Rape Crisis Center staff and volunteers will be canvassing bars and other establishments that serve alcohol in Summit County for the first Bar Outreach Project in 2019. Representatives of Rape Crisis Center will be educating bar staff on how they can help prevent Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) and keep their patrons [...]

Hope & Healing launches advocacy groups MAVS and LOVE

By |2021-01-15T11:56:47-05:00July 23rd, 2019|

In 2019 the Hope & Healing Survivor Resource Center established the NO HARM Award to honor those in our community that are doing their part to create a world without violence. The 2019 recipients invite you to join them in becoming charter members our MAVS and LOVE. Please join our first annual No [...]

Meet Our New Assistant Director in Medina County

By |2019-10-15T10:01:42-04:00July 20th, 2019|

Medina receives increased leadership with the addition of Kathryn (Kate) Sass, who returns to the Rape Crisis Center after eight years. After receiving her Master’s Degree from the University of Toledo, Kate went on to begin her work with survivors of violence at the Domestic Violence Shelter in Key West Florida in 2007. That laid [...]

Summit Campus Opens Crisis Line Call Center

By |2019-10-15T10:01:43-04:00July 18th, 2019|

As you know Hope & Healing Survivor Resource Center houses three agencies and until this summer each has been fielding hotline calls separately. Beginning in July the Summit Shelter will have a designated Hotline Room running. This designated Hotline Room will have trained Hotline Triage Advocates answering the hotline for Summit Battered Women’s Shelter, Rape [...]

New Vision And Leadership For The Rape Crisis Center Of Medina And Summit Counties

By |2019-10-15T10:01:43-04:00May 6th, 2019|

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 [...]

Akron Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (ASAKI)

By |2019-10-15T10:01:43-04:00May 6th, 2019|

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 [...]

Battered Women’s Shelter receives big news from an honored guest.

By |2019-10-15T10:01:43-04:00May 6th, 2019|

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, [...]

Meet our new youth advocate coordinator

By |2019-10-15T10:01:44-04:00March 4th, 2019|

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 [...]

Meet Our New Summit Shelter Manager

By |2019-10-15T10:01:44-04:00February 12th, 2019|

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 [...]

Hope & Healing

By |2019-10-15T10:01:44-04:00January 1st, 2019|

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 [...]

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