24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE: 419.422.4766

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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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)

Amanda Lewis (Gilmore Jasion Mahler LTD)


Andrew Loewen (Aflac)


Joel Mishler (JJM Custom LLC)


Kelly Niese (Marathon Petroleum Company)


Scott Rhodes (National Lime & Stone)


Gary Smalley (Charles Construction)


Julia Tice (Marathon Petroleum Company)


Emily Whitta (FASTech Incorporated)


Ron Zydonik (Rowmark, LLC)


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