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Learn about Savannah C., WomenSafe's Housing Coordinator, in this month's Employee Spotlight.

WomenSafe's Child Therapist provides an update on how the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting WomenSafe's young clients.

WomenSafe Child Therapist Danielle uses Video Game Therapy while talking to kids in her sessions, Learn how video games can help kids process their trauma, and the overall advantages video games can have for kids' well-being.

Learn more about Events Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, Bonnie G., in this month's Employee Spotlight feature!

WomenSafe's Ask the Advocate answered questions in July relating to WomenSafe's services, including court, community education, and housing. Check out their answers to these questions in this month's blog post.

Learn about WomenSafe's Shelter Resource/Court Advocate Holly H. in this month's Employee Spotlight post

This week, CEO Andrea Gutka talks about what's been going on at WomenSafe, including donations at the Resale Shoppe, our TEE for DV campaign, client successes, and more!

WomenSafe CEO Andrea Gutka updates readers on the happenings of WomenSafe for the week of July 6, 2020. The Resale Shoppe Reopening. Disinfecting the WomenSafe building. A new fiscal year. Read about all this and more!

WomenSafe's Ask the Advocate answered questions in June relating to WomenSafe's services, Ohio's Safe at Home Program, and LGBTQ domestic violence survivors. Check out their answers to these questions in this month's blog post.

WomenSafe CEO Andrea Gutka updates readers on the happenings of WomenSafe for the week of June 22, 2020. The Resale Shoppe Reopening. Slowly moving clinical services back onsite. A fire at the shelter. Read about all this and more!

Our latest Employee Spotlight focuses on newest WomenSafe team member and Art Therapist, Laurén.

Read WomenSafe's statement about the current social and racial unrest.

One domestic violence survivor's story about the abuse she endured and how WomenSafe was able to help her escape and start her life over.

Dear Diary, COVID-19 Edition

Get to know WomenSafe CEO Andrea Gutka in this month's Employee Spotlight.

Dear Diary: COVID-19 Edition May 22, 20202

Dear Diary COVID-19 Edition: May 15

Everything domestic violence survivors need to know about the 2020 census and how to fill out the form.

Get to know WomenSafe's Child Therapist, Danielle, in our latest Employee Spotlight.

Learn more about how domestic violence and addiction correlate in this guide from Detox Local.

Get to know the story behind WomenSafe's Traveling Quilt and Nancy's Nest to learn how you can get involved.

Get to know WomenSafe's Geauga County Court Advocate, Paige S., in her own words and from her coworkers while learning what she does for WomenSafe clients on a daily basis.

Watch WomenSafe outreach coordinators Stacy and Stephanie discuss the signs of teen dating abuse, how to start a conversation with your teen about abuse, and receive information on how to access further resources.

Get to know our Donations Coordinator, Michele F., in this month's Employee Spotlight.

Take a look back at WomenSafe's Casino Night fundraisers of the past.

Learn how to stay safe in our technology-savvy world with these tips for domestic violence survivors.

Look back on what made 2019 so memorable for the WomenSafe team, told by staff members and volunteers themselves.

Learn more about Womensafe's popular Art Therapy program and how it has impacted domestic violence survivors.

Local elementary school student helps WomenSafe clients and their families by providing Christmas presents this holiday season.

So many things to do during the holiday season, and it seems that every year the list grows longer. Christmas concerts, company holiday parties, secrets Santa exchanges and other fun activities can quickly fill up our schedules and make this magical time of year fly by. We are truly grateful that during this busy time of year, our community does not forget about WomenSafe and the survivors of domestic violence staying in shelter. Their kindness and compassion shows through their support of the many wonderful organizations helping our neighbors. Tonight, 22 women and children are calling WomenSafe home, and they have peace of mind because of our amazing family of donors. Thank you for helping us, help others this holiday season, and all throughout the year!

Get to know our Art Therapist, Liz from her coworkers and in her own words!

Returning guest blogger Fiona Jarl fills us in on a phone app called Aspire News that gives abuse victims a safety outlet if they ever find themselves in immediate danger.

By now, you have probably heard about the growing phenomenon #GivingTuesday and you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Why are so many organizations promoting this hashtag and why should I care?
Let’s look a bit into the history of Giving Tuesday and the impact it’s had.

Our Annual Fall Luncheon is always a big hit. Learn more about this successful event while browsing through pictures.

Learn more about WomenSafe's Development Director and what inspires her about working for WomenSafe.

The stresses of the holiday season can be hard on anyone, especially those in an abusive relationship. Here, our guest blogger, who is a survivor herself, gives some insight on ways to help those in need.

WomenSafe works to expand services for domestic violence survivors in Lake, Geauga counties

October was a busy month here at WomenSafe. Here we will recap what we did to celebrate Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Get ready to read all of the fun that WomenSafe has had over the past few months…Enjoy…
February 2016

Penske Cleveland and WomenSafe presented “Casino Royale” Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Patrician Party Center. Another successful event was held this year…record attendance, record profits, and record fun! The $44,000 profit from the event will go directly to support the mission of providing emergency shelter and resources to survivors of domestic violence throughout Northeast Ohio. Want to be a part of this next year? Save the date for 2/4/2017! This spectacular event boasts casino games, silent & Chinese auctions, wine pull, open bar and a delicious sit-down dinner.

For event information and sponsorship opportunities, call Marylin Young at 440-286-7154 ext. 248 or email her at events@womensafe.org.

2016 Sponsors included:

WomenSafe is growing, growing, growing! We would like to have your resume on hand if you have a desire to work with survivors of domestic violence and support services provided throughout Northeast Ohio:

Specify your area of interest/preference:

Days, Afternoons, Weekends and hour preferences

Full Time, Part Time, Contract

Adults, Children, General Public

Counseling, Resale Shoppe, Client Work, Donations, Maintenance

Available to start

Send information to:

Andrea R. Gutka, M.Ed., MCHES
Executive Director, WomenSafe
12041 Ravenna Road
Chardon, Ohio 44024
agutka@womensafe.org

No phone calls please. WomenSafe is an EOE.

Penske Cleveland and WomenSafe presented “Casino Royale” Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Patrician Party Center. Another successful event was held this year…record attendance, record profits, and record fun! The $44,000 profit from the event will go directly to support the mission of providing emergency shelter and resources to survivors of domestic violence throughout Northeast Ohio. Want to be a part of this next year? Save the date for 2/4/2017! This spectacular event boasts casino games, silent & Chinese auctions, wine pull, open bar and a delicious sit-down dinner.

For event information and sponsorship opportunities, call Marylin Young at 440-286-7154 ext. 248 or email her at events@womensafe.org.

2016 Sponsors included:

The Green House Gazette, November 2015

  • Thank you to our Annual Event Partner Leading Lady!

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