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. [...]

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, [...]

We Can’t have Hope and Healing Without Pride

By |2019-10-15T10:01:42-04:00August 19th, 2019|

"The mission of Akron Pride is to unify and affirm the LGBTQ community and allies in celebrating our diversity and recognizing our likeness. We will promote acceptance of all individuals by defending human equity.” At Hope and Healing we seek to educate the community on our services, promote a culture of equality, and provide resources [...]

Battered Women’s Shelter 2nd Annual Fall Festival

By |2019-10-15T10:01:42-04:00August 13th, 2019|

Join us for a fun-filled fall festival to support the Battered Women's Shelter The Battered Women's Shelter and Allstate Insurance partner together every year for the Purple Purse Challenge. The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge is an annual friendly fundraising competition in October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Allstate Foundation Purple Purse is dedicated to breaking [...]

Dueling Pianos Fundraiser to be held this year on September 6th

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

September becomes a magical time of year around the Battered Women’s Shelter for our staff, clients, and community partners simply because the start of the month means that Dueling Pianos season is upon us. Whether you’re considering attending your first Dueling Pianos fundraiser, or thinking about coming back to attend again, it is a phenomenal [...]

Vivacious Volunteers!

By |2019-10-15T10:01:42-04:00August 8th, 2019|

There are few feelings greater than those that come with helping other individuals thrive and overcome some of the most difficult and trying times in their lives. At Hope & Healing, the role of volunteers is essential to providing appropriate and exceptional level of trauma informed support and care for each survivor.  The opportunities for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]