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Erie County prosecutor gets $8,842 grant to assist with implementing new services

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Feb 21, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he has awarded 25 rape crisis centers in Ohio with a total of nearly $1 million in new grant funding. 

"This is the first time that money from Ohio's new Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund is being used, so these are additional resources that can now go towards helping survivors of sexual assault," DeWine said. "The funds will help strengthen and expand upon the services and support these agencies currently provide, which are essential in the recovery process after a traumatic assault."

The following 23 agencies, which meet all core services as defined by the Core Standards for Rape Crisis Programs in Ohio, will each receive a grant $36,789 to be used to help sexual assault survivors:

    Women Helping Women, Cincinnati      

    Ohio University, Athens

    Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Ashland

    YWCA of Northwest Ohio, Toledo

    Liberty Center Connections/Every Woman's House, Wooster

    Tri-County Help Center, St. Clairsville

    The SAAFE Center/Behavioral Connections, Bowling Green

    Council on Domestic Violence/Open Arms, Findlay

    The Rape Crisis Center of Medina & Summit Counties, Akron

    Crime Victim Services, Lima

    Townhall II, Kent

    Project Woman, Springfield

    OhioHealth Research Institute/SARNCO, Columbus

    The Nord Center/Lorain County Rape Crisis Center, Lorain

    Lake County Prosecutor, Painesville

    HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties, Delaware

    Haven of Hope, Cambridge

    EVE Incorporated, Marietta

    The Domestic Violence Shelter, Mansfield

    COMPASS, New Philadelphia

    Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Cleveland

    American Red Cross, Canton

    Abuse and Rape Crisis Shelter of Warren County, Lebanon

One program, which meets some, but not all of the core services, will receive an expansion grant in the amount of $8,842 to assist with implementing new services:

    Erie County Prosecutor, Sandusky

In addition, one statewide training grant, which is available only to agencies that are federally-recognized statewide sexual assault coalitions, was awarded in the amount of $95,000:

    Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Cleveland

Ohio's Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund was established as part of House Bill 108, which was sponsored by state representatives Nan Baker (R-Westlake) and Kirk Schuring (R-Canton). The bill was amended into Ohio's 2014-2015 operating budget.  The Ohio Attorney General's Office administers the fund.

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