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. [...]

Domestic Violence Awareness

By |2019-10-15T10:01:41-04:00October 8th, 2019|

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we at Hope and Healing are hard at work spreading the word! We are happy to be joined by many others in the community, including the Akron-Summit County Public Library system, the Medina County District Library, the University of Akron, and more. Domestic violence is traditionally assumed to [...]

Holiday Giving Program 2019

By |2019-10-15T10:01:42-04:00October 7th, 2019|

Adopt-A-Shelter This program helps the Battered Women’s Shelter in sustaining general household supplies throughout the first half of the year. Adults and children entering our shelters often need essential items including pajamas, socks, underwear, coats, toiletries and over the counter medication. Along with personal essential needs, our shelters are always in need of cleaning supplies, [...]