Are You in an Abusive Relationship? Are you in danger?
Are you ever afraid of your partner?
Does your partner threaten to hurt you?
Does your partner control all the money?
Has your partner ever pushed you or shoved you, thrown things at you, or forced you to have sex?
Does your partner stalk you and show up uninvited at your job or when you’re out with friends?
If these experiences are part of your life, you are not alone and help is available in your community. If you live in Wayne or Holmes and are being abused by your partner, Every Woman's House can help you. Our advocate and counselors are compassionate and experienced, and our goal is to ensure that you and your children are safe. We understand how painful it is to live with abuse and how difficult it can be to talk about your situation. You might feel hopeless, desperate, confused, and alone. You may not want to tell people about your situation because you feel afraid, ashamed, or embarrassed. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence, sometimes called battering, relationship abuse, or intimate partner violence, is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. Domestic violence is a crime that can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, economic abuse, and sexual abuse. Batterers use threats, intimidation, isolation, and other behaviors to maintain power over their victims. Domestic violence impacts everyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion. Thirty percent of Americans say they know a woman who has been physically abused by her husband or boyfriend in the past year. Domestic violence also affects same-sex relationships and men as victims.
If you are being abused, call the Every Woman's House hotline (330) 263-1020 or toll-free at 1-800-686-1122, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If these experiences are happening to you, you might feel hopeless, desperate, confused, and alone. You may not want to tell people about your situation because you feel afraid, ashamed, or embarrassed.
You are not alone, and you can find help. Every Woman's House is the main service provider for individuals and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault in area, with direct services available for those living in Wayne and Holmes Counties.
Both Wayne and Holmes Counties each have their own respective Coalitions or Coordinated Community Response Teams.
A Coalition or Coordinated Community Response Team (CCR) is a multi-disciplinary team that work together around issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. Each team meets on a regular basis to discuss community issues, network, and develop protocols and policies. Some of the members include representatives from the following types of agencies:
sexual assault nurse examiners
job & family services
If you are interested in being a part of a Coalition, please contact Every Woman's House.
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EVERY WOMAN'S HOUSE Wayne County Office
104 Spink Street / Gault Liberty Center
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Ph. 330-263-6021 Fax 330-264-3777 Open: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM*Wednesday & Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM *NOTE -- Doors open 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, after 8:00 PM by APPOINTMENT ONLY
Holmes County Office
34-C South ClaySt.
Millersburg, OH 44654
Ph. 330-674-1020 Fax 330-674-1047Open: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
24-hour Hotline at (330) 263-1020 or toll-free at 1-800-686-1122
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