Hospital Advocacy

On location support 24 hours a day.

Hospital Advocacy

On location support 24 hours a day.

Hospital Advocacy

Survivors who experience sexual assault and would like to have evidence collected by a trained professional, have the right to go to their local hospital for a sexual assault evidence collection kit. The evidence collection kit is completed by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). The Nurse can help the survivor with prophylactic treatment and the survivor can meet with an advocate for emotional support, navigation through the evidence collection process, safety-planning, information, and referrals if they would like. The local hospital that has a SANE Unit in Summit County is Akron General Cleveland-Clinic’s Providing Access to Healing (PATH) Center. If you are in need of hospital advocacy or would like more information, please contact our 24-hour hotline at 330-434-7273.


WHY get immediate medical assistance

  • Evidence can be collected in the first 96 hours following an assault
    Seeking medical assistance does not mean you have to report to police

WHERE to get immediate trauma care

PATH Center
Akron General Hospital – Emergency Room

  • PATH stands for Providing Access To Healing
  • Quality, trauma-informed care to victims of sexual assault and intimate partner violence
  • Professionals trained in the systematic collection of evidence
  • Respectful, supportive and compassionate atmosphere

1 Akron General Ave.
Akron, OH 44307
330-344-1148 P.A.T.H.
330-344-6611 ER
Open 24/7

Summa Health: Akron Campus

525 E. Market St.
Akron, OH 44304

Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital

1000 E. Washington St.
Medina, Ohio 44256

Once you arrive at an Emergency Room a trained advocate will be contacted to come to the hospital to provide emotional support as well as referrals upon the patient’s request.

Are you experiencing crisis?

If you are experiencing crisis please call the Rape Crisis Center Hotline or Battered Women’s Shelter Hotline. We have advocates available 24 hours a day.

If you would like to know more about Crisis Intervention and how we might support you please visit the BWS or RCC service pages.



Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00


All of our services are free and confidential and/or anonymous.

Interpreters and translation can be provided free of charge for all of our services.

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