Our History
In 1978 citizens and social service agency representatives united to form a Domestic Violence Task Force to determine the need for a domestic violence shelter in Hancock County.

  • June, 1981 shelter program accepted its first residents
  • Outreach and support programs began  in 1983
  • Rape Crisis services began in 1987
  • In light of changing laws, the Offenders Program was initiated in 1989
  • In 1994, the agency added the Child Advocacy Program
  • The Visitation and Exchange Program was opened in 1999

Employment Opportunities
A listing of current openings at the agency.

Organizational Flow Chart

The structure of our agency.


24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE: 419.422.4766


Lisa Amstutz (State Bank)

Crystal Ellerbrock  (Reinhart Asset Management)

Jim Geyer  (ERA Geyer-Noakes Realty Group)

Jessica Heldman-Beck (Rowmark)

Becky Iten  (Marathon Petroleum Company)

Dr. Mark Kirk  (Kirk Chiropractic)

Nicole Kouns  (Marathon Petroleum Company)

Amanda Lewis (Gilmore Jasion Mahler LTD)

Andrew Loewen (Aflac)

Kelly Niese (Marathon Petroleum Company)

Scott Rhodes (National Lime & Stone)

Julia Tice (Marathon Petroleum Company)

Ron Zydonik (Rowmark, LLC)

Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services