Friends of WomenSafe This mission is to raise funds and increase awareness of domestic violence and the support services provided by WomenSafe, Inc. Friends of WomenSafe is a 'guilt-free zone'. There are only 4 events throughout the year so whether you have 20 minutes a month or 10 hours a week to give, we'll take it. The kinds of tasks our members perform include:
Working on a committee to plan an event
Working at an event in various capacities
Selling raffle tickets
Soliciting donations of certificates and/or merchandise for auctions
WomenSafe's mission is to provide emergency shelter and support services for survivors of domestic violence throughout Northeast Ohio.
WomenSafe offers a variety of services to clients. Services available today include: emergency shelter, 24-hour support and crisis management hotline, individualized and group counseling, art therapy, court advocacy, peer support, aftercare, education and referrals. To build community awareness, educational presentations are available to civic organizations, schools, churches, or any interested group. The agency also provides "Healthy Relationship" presentations to Lake and Geauga County schools (elementary through college) All services are provided for free regardless of economic income. WomenSafe is one of only two of the nearly 80 domestic violence programs in the State of Ohio whose programs are fully certified by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Ohio Department of Mental Health. The agency is also certified by Medicaid for its diagnostic assessment, counseling and community support programs. We are also proud to be SafeZone Certified by the Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization, which offers a comprehensive cultural competency training and technical assistance to increase safety and resources for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking with the LGBTQI communities.