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

Attorney General DeWine awards nearly $1 million in rape crisis program grant funding
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Feb 21, 2014


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.