Basic Organization Information
Battered Women's Shelter
- Also Known As:
Battered Women's Shelter of Summit & Medina Counties
- Physical Address:
- Web URL:
- NTEE Category:
I Crime, Legal Related
I71 Spouse Abuse, Prevention of
L Housing, Shelter
L41 Temporary Shelter For the Homeless
F Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
F40 Hot Line, Crisis Intervention
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- How This Organization Is Funded:
HUD (Housing and Urban Development) - $253,078
United Way of Summit and Medina Counties - $234,714
Summit County Department of Job's and Family Services - $200,000
The mission of the Battered Women's Shelter is to lead the community in the prevention of domestic abuse by providing emergency shelter, advocacy and education throughout Summit and Medina County, all in an effort to break the cycle of abuse and help promote peace in every family.
Ms. Terri A. Heckman
Terri Heckman has an extensive backgroung in victim services, including both domestic violence and sexual assault.
Board of Directors
Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation
Highest Paid Employee data is not available for this organization.
Domestic Violence Services
Crime & Legal
- Population Served:
The Battered Women's Shelter takes a two-pronged approach to domestic violence services-shelter services and intervention/education. The Battered Women's Shelter operates a crisis shelter and a transitional shelter in Summit County and opened a shelter in Medina County in the fall of 2000. Shelter services include counseling and child advocacy. Prevention/intervention includes court advocacy, case management, support groups, early intervention programs, parent education, and community education.
Program Long-Term Success:
The Battered Women's Shelter strives to empower victims to achieve self suffeciency in a life free from violence.
Program Short-Term Success:
Provide safe, emergency shelter to victims, and their children, of domestic violence.
Program Success Monitored by:
The Battered Women's Shelter provides confidential, anonymous, program outcome survey's to all clients receiving services in one of the agencies 12 programs. These results are tabulated by the Program Director, on a monthly basis, to evaluate the effectiveness of each program.
Program Success Examples:
Many people enter the shelter with no money, no job, and the clothes on their back. While in the shelter, they are provided skills, empowerment, and resources to help achieve their goals. Upon exiting the shelter, families enter a new apartment, are enrolled in school, and are holding a steady job. Victims enter the shelters and Survivors exit the shelters.
Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
This organization has not provided an impact summary.