Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services


24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE: 419.422.4766



Emergency Shelter
Provides immediate, temporary housing for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault and their children in a confidential location.  Anyone who lives or works in Hancock County and is a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault is eligible to stay at the shelter with their immediate family.

Rape Crisis
Supports and accompanies survivors through medical treatment and/or the legal system; provides shelter, individual support and education for survivors, and support and education for their family and friends. 

Offers court accompaniment, professional training, awareness presentations, individual and group education and support, and a 24 hour crisis hotline.  Outreach is available to anyone who lives or works in Hancock County and is a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault, as well as the family and friends of the survivor.

Child Advocacy
Provides group and individual support to any child that is a survivor of domestic violence or witnessed abuse in the home.  The program also offers prevention education in the city and county schools.

Violence Recovery Project (Offender's Program)
An educational group for offenders of domestic violence.  The major objective of group is to create safer families by helping offenders understand, take responsibility for and change abusive behaviors.

Harmony House (Visitation & Exchange Program)
Offered in a comfortable environment that provides supervised visitations and exchanges.  The need for supervised visitations and exchanges may be due to issues related to divorce or separation, child abuse, domestic violence, protection orders between parties, threats, or other safety concerns.