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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]