Sexual Assault Awareness Month Comes to a Close

By |2022-04-30T20:39:27-04:00April 30th, 2022|

Where did the month go?! April is coming to an end and our Sexual Assault Awareness Month was filled with educational trainings, awareness events and important conversations. We want to thank everyone who participated in our events and supported us financially. We would love to keep up this momentum all year long! It is crucial [...]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By |2022-04-04T12:03:26-04:00April 4th, 2022|

Sexual Assault Awareness month is a time to recognize the prevalence and impacts of sexual violence in our society. Sexual violence continues to be one of the most underreported crimes in our community and impacts hundreds of thousands of people every year in the United States as RAINN reports that every 68 seconds, another American [...]

Introducing Our New CEO, Teresa Stafford!

By |2022-02-10T13:10:14-05:00February 10th, 2022|

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 [...]

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 [...]

October Virtual Training Events

By |2020-09-17T10:51:46-04:00June 26th, 2020|

Intimate Partner Violence 101 - Wednesday, October 14 | 10:00-11:30 AM * This training has been approved by the SOH, CSWMFTB for 1.5 CEs for counselors and social workers. On average, 24 people per minute experience violence from an intimate partner in the United States (thehotline.org). This presentation will provide an overview of intimate partner violence, [...]

Podcast

By |2020-06-12T15:30:16-04:00June 11th, 2020|

The Hope and Healing Podcast is a One-Stop-Shop for all things H&H! We wanted our audience to have access to popular discussion topics from self care, mental health, and cultural competency to underserved populations, resources in Summit and Medina counties, and Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Awareness. With the H&H Podcast, listeners can learn [...]

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 [...]

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