Friends of Hope & Healing,We’re delighted to report that the Board of Trustees of BWS/RCC has named Teresa Stafford as our next Chief Executive Officer. As a strategic leader with proven success in emergency response for survivors of intimate personal violence and sexual violence, Teresa will succeed Terri Heckman and assume responsibilities mid-March.We’re grateful to [...]
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 [...]
Where Do The Years Go? I had just finished college at the University of Akron, and was offered my first “real” job as the Volunteer Coordinator of the Rape Crisis Center located at the YWCA. That seems like forever ago. In actuality, it was 35 years ago. The YWCA was a wonderful place to get [...]
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 [...]
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.