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Ion Center For Violence Prevention, Inc

It only takes a spark.

Covington, KY   |  www.ioncenter.org

Mission

To take the best care of people of all identities who have been impacted by power-based personal violence and to measurably reduce the number of people who have been hurt by it. OUR STORY: Our organization was founded in 1976 with the intention to provide services to survivors of power-based personal violence in the Northern Kentucky Buffalo Trace and Greater Cincinnati areas. Throughout the years our organization has used several names to present our services to our communities. The Rape Crisis Center of Northern Kentucky and Women’s Crisis Center were names that served us well. However the growing normalization of violence prevention programs in our culture helped bring discussions of power-based personal violence to the forefront. This illuminated a much more pervasive problem and sho

Ruling year info

1976

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Christy Burch

Main address

835 Madison Ave

Covington, KY 41011 USA

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Formerly known as

Women's Crisis Center, Inc

EIN

61-0908752

NTEE code info

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Domestic Violence Shelter

The shelters operated by Women's Crisis Center provide safe, homelike settings that are supportive and empowering for abused women and their children.

Population(s) Served
Families

Staff in our various walk-in locations provide crisis intervention, counseling and court and hospital advocacy to survivors of partner abuse, rape and sexual assault.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Conducts age-appropriate personal safety programs regarding bullying, child sexual abuse and internet safety in elementary schools, program education about non-stranger rape, relationship abuse, internet safety and cyber bullying in junior and senior high schools in addition to a new innovative bystander intervention program for high school students.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Ion Center's goal is to empower survivors of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to realize a healthy self-image, become self-confident, and lead self-sufficient lives.

Our strategy is to provide effective timely crisis intervention, advocacy, and a range of other supportive services in order to prevent further victimization.

The Ion Center has provided services to victims of power-based personal violence and their children for 40+ years and two emergency residential shelter since 1981. We are the only agency that offers free and confidential services for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in the thirteen (13) contiguous counties of Northern Kentucky and Buffalo Trace Area Development Districts.

100% of clients experienced an immediate safe environment, secure building and professional support.
95% of clients developed a safety plan/plan of action to avoid future potential occurrences of abuse.
98% of clients were made aware of their legal options and services available.
93% of clients were able to discuss the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault and relate it to their own situation through individual or group counseling.
64% of clients worked towards self-sufficiency by pursuing such things as housing, employment and/or education.

Financials

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Ion Center For Violence Prevention, Inc

Board of directors
as of 07/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs Lori Ritchey-Baldwin

Jean-Marie Tapke

President, Tapke Solutions

W. Thomas Fisher

Attorney, Barron, Peck, Bennie & Schlemmer Co. PLA

Christine Bochenek

VP & Human Services Program Manager, Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile Foundation

Christine Warren

Johnson Trust Company/Johnson Investment Counsel, Inc.

Jennifer R. Dusing

Raines, Buechel, Conley & Dusing, PLLC

Casey Flick

Fresh Sausage Specialists

Scott Getz

Fidelity Investments

Lillian Jones

Retired

Rachel Votruba

Retired

Eifert Lori

Covington Independent Public Schools

Jackson Lynda

Mason County Area Technology Center

Ritchey-Baldwin Lori

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Schutte Christopher

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Smitherman-Voltaire Kristin

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Talbott Mary

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Wice-Courtney Sarah

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/18/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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