Medina Shelter Renovation 2020

By |2020-08-07T09:13:12-04:00August 6th, 2020|

The Battered Women’s Shelter knows firsthand that home is not always a safe place. Unfortunately, there are times when women and often their children, must escape their homes so that they can eat, sleep and live in a non-violent environment. The Battered Women’s Shelter is available 24-hours every day, responding to the cries of families [...]

Analyzing the Complexity of being a Latin American Immigrant in the U.S. and Understanding the Relationship and Effects on Mental Health

By |2020-05-27T14:08:11-04:00May 27th, 2020|

Sydney Sines As we continue to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to share and explain how being in immigrant in the U.S. often creates more barriers to receiving help when survivors find themselves within abusive relationships. To provide clarity with a shared definition in the interest of this blog, the term [...]

Mask Requirements during COVID-19 Bring Challenges for Survivors of Strangulation

By |2020-05-05T14:00:13-04:00May 5th, 2020|

Ashley Kline, LPCC-S, Clinical Services Supervisor As states move forward with plans for re-opening during the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems that facial masks will be required by work places, as well as in different private businesses and public spaces. Face masks have been identified as a critical tool in fighting the virus, however, masks are [...]

May is Mental Health Month

By |2020-05-01T12:12:46-04:00May 1st, 2020|

Ashley Kline, M.Ed., LPCC-S Clinical Services Supervisor, Rape Crisis Center As we begin Mental Health Month, we understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for people in so many different ways – financially, socially, and, of course, mentally and emotionally. At this time, it is even more important to provide care to yourself and [...]

Running #AloneTogether

By |2020-04-25T12:50:54-04:00April 22nd, 2020|

Running #AloneTogether is a great way for us to virtually stay connected, stay healthy and support the Battered Women's Shelter and Rape Crisis Center at the Huntington Hope & Healing Survivor Resource Center. Wherever you are we are asking you to run or walk a 1 mile or 5k distance in support of Hope and [...]

COVID-19 Response

By |2020-03-23T13:37:06-04:00March 18th, 2020|

March 18, 2020 Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center which houses The Battered Women’s Shelter and Rape Crisis Center for Summit and Medina Counties, is committed to serving our survivors and those who seek our services during this time. Our goal is to be able to continue to do that with the safety and health [...]

How You Can Help

By |2019-10-28T10:39:46-04:00October 28th, 2019|

How You Can Help If you know someone who is going through intimate partner violence (IPV), there are ways you can help. Listen and believe It can be difficult for a survivor to disclose abuse they endure and it is important to listen to their story without interrupting, asking a lot of questions, or judging [...]

It Happens Everywhere

By |2019-10-18T13:14:21-04:00October 20th, 2019|

What comes to mind when you think of intimate partner violence (IPV)? Perhaps, like most people, you thought of a straight, married, lower middle-class couple, where the male is the perpetrator. While violence certainly does happen in situations like this, IPV does not discriminate.   IPV is seen across all cultures, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, [...]

Break The Cycle

By |2019-10-15T10:01:41-04:00October 15th, 2019|

Let’s break the cycle! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a perfect time to have conversations with your friends, family, and co-workers to raise awareness. Domestic Violence, also known as Intimate Partner Violence, is not always physical or shows a lot of evidence, it can be any threatening behavior or abuse between one another. [...]

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