Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services
24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE: 419.422.4766
Mission of Open Arms
Serving individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through crisis intervention, emergency shelter, outreach, advocacy, prevention and education.
How We're Serving Our Community
- Crisis Intervention Shelter, opened in 1981, provides immediate and temporary emergency shelter for victims and their children.
- Outreach Program, began in 1983, 24-hour crisis hotline, advocacy, support and education for those needing non-shelter assistance.
- Rape Crisis Program, began in 1987, providing medical and legal accompaniment, individual and group support, and education/awareness presentations.
- Violence Recovery Project, began in 1989, a one year program for offenders of domestic violence; attendance is voluntary or by court order.
- Children's Program, began in 1990, provides a variety of supports for children participating in the residential and/or outreach programs.
- Harmony House, began in 1999, allows parents to exchange/visit their children while avoiding contact with each other, eliminating exposure to potential violence.
Services Provided by Open Arms in 2018
- Provided emergency shelter to 79 adults and children.
- Served 228 individuals in our Rape Crisis Program through emergency room visits, individual support, crisis calls and prevention presentations.
- Reached out to 299 children in Hancock County through our Child Advocacy Program.
- Provided assistance to 132 individuals in our Violence Recovery Project for offenders.
- 1,117 adults participated in our Outreach Program, including support group, individual support, legal advocacy, and emergency room visits.
- Received 1,234 crisis calls on our 24-hour crisis hotline.
- Reached out to approximately 6,871 people in Hancock County. Through group presentations and our community education, prevention and awareness efforts.
- Provided 1,431 visits and 199 exchanges through our Harmony House program to 318 adults and 168 children.
Structure of Open Arms
12 full-time and 12 part-time employees
A 14 member Board of Directors representing area businesses, human/social service agencies, government and community governs the agency
Diverse active volunteer opportunities exist, saving the organization nearly $30,000 annually
Two facilities: the Shelter which is confidential and the Outreach/Administrative office which is a public facility located at 401 W. Sandusky Street, Findlay, Ohio.