July and August Virtual Training Events

By |2020-06-29T13:02:06-04:00June 26th, 2020|

July Intimate Partner Violence 101  – July 21 10:00-11:30 AM, presented by Jessica King, LPC On average, 24 people per minute experience violence from an intimate partner in the United States (thehotline.org). This presentation will provide a basic overview of intimate partner violence, including different types of abuse, power and control methods, and the impacts [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Fall Festival

By |2019-08-12T13:10:08-04:00September 29th, 2019|

The Battered Women's Shelter, along with Allstate insurance will be hosting the 2nd annual Fall Festival to benefit the Purple Purse campaign. Purple Purse's mission is to end financial abuse and help women become financially empowered. Please join us for a FREE fun filled day with local vendors, food trucks, kids activities, music, and just [...]

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 [...]

IBH Annual Coming Together Event

By |2019-07-29T12:07:23-04:00August 17th, 2019|

5th Annual Coming Together Making Recovery Possible Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:00 am –2:30 pm The Tudor House on the Portage Lakes Waterfront 655 Latham Lane,  Akron You and your guests are invited to join other members of the business and professional community, families, and friends for the 5th Annual Coming Together Making Recovery Possible. [...]

National Night Out Against Crime

By |2019-07-29T11:31:18-04:00August 6th, 2019|

The Middlebury Neighborhood in conjunction with the Akron Area YMCA (specifically Kohl Family YMCA and the Hope Early Care and Education Center), the Well, Neighbor Network, University of Akron, and Summa Health are hosting a National Night Out Event at 22 S. Arlington (the island area between E. Market, S. Arlington, and E. Exchange) from [...]