Serving women and men who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
|Mission||WHW prevents gender based violence and empowers ALL survivors.|
24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE
Specially trained staff and volunteers respond to telephone crisis calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to provide crisis intervention to sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking survivors as well as to offer referrals to appropriate community services. For immediate assistance, call the 24-Hour Crisis Line at 513-381-5610, Toll-Free 1-877-889-5610 or TTY 513-977-5545. LanguageLine interpretation services are available at no charge for non-English speaking callers.
Women Helping Women staff and volunteers are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to provide support to sexual assault survivors in area hospital emergency rooms.
INDIVIDUAL CRISIS INTERVENTION
Women Helping Women provides one-on-one crisis intervention sessions to help survivors deal with the immediate after-effects or emerging memories of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. Survivors needing long-term counseling may be referred to community-based counseling programs or to therapists and counselors.
COURT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ADVOCACY
Women Helping Women staff and volunteers accompany sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking survivors to criminal and civil court daily in Hamilton County, providing advocacy and support. Women Helping Women staff can assist a survivor in filling out the necessary paperwork to obtain a Civil Protection Order. Agency staff works directly with the Cincinnati Police Department, Cincinnati Prosecutor’s Office and the Legal Aid Society to provide support, crisis intervention and advocacy to survivors during various phases of their case.
Women Helping Women conducts several support groups to help survivors cope with the confusion, anger and fear often experienced after episodes of sexual assault and domestic violence. These groups enable survivors to share their experiences, feelings and provide them with support to overcome their fears and feelings