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 [...]

Are We Missing the Point with Tiger King?

By |2020-04-28T13:38:11-04:00April 28th, 2020|

Leanne Biltz Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, Madness: the Netflix original docuseries that takes us on a rollercoaster ride of “big cat” ownership. The show depicts the rivalry between Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin. Tigers, drugs, mullets, all the animal prints, it’s a lot. But are we missing something? While everyone is obsessing whether Carol Baskin [...]

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 [...]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the #MeToo Movement

By |2020-04-13T21:02:20-04:00April 8th, 2020|

Sandy Parker, RCC Director of Services The #MeToo movement has catapulted sexual assault awareness as a broad public health issue, reshaping the way we think in workplaces, schools and college campuses, healthcare facilities, legislation, and even in our personal lives.  Changing our language to portray sexual violence accurately and communicating in a way that does [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]