Annual Awards 2014


On Thursday, November 13, 2014 Women Helping Women honored one company and five individuals at their Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration. Those who received awards are listed below:

Detective Joel Hood, The Thomas R. Oberschmidt Award Recipient - Detective Joel Hood is a seven year veteran of the Cincinnati Police Department and is in his third year at Personal Crimes Unit, however he conducts himself as a seasoned veteran of the unit. While working on cases, he treats his survivors with compassion and respect. He seeks out learning opportunities and involves himself in cases that are different, heinous, and high profile in order to accelerate his knowledge of these investigations. His colleagues describe him as someone who casts a positive light on the Cincinnati Police Department every time he meets someone in the community.

Janet Steiner, The Maria C. Blake Community Service Award Recipient - Janet Steiner has been a huge supporter of Women Helping Women for many years, most recently through her service on the Board of Trustees from 2007 – 2013. During her tenure as a trustee Janet not only served as board secretary, but also lent her talent, time and energy to several committees including the Sunday Salon Committee, Development Committee and HR Committee. Janet’s detail-oriented approach, motivation and upbeat personality have made her someone we all appreciate so much. Janet’s passion for our mission is evident and we are so happy that she continues to support Women Helping Women.

dunnhumbyUSA, The Janet S. Klaine Philanthropy Award Recipient - Over the past few years, dunnhumby has stood out as a company that truly cares about giving back to the community. Women Helping Women is fortunate to have benefited so often from dunnhumby’s overwhelming generosity. Their gracious monetary donations allow us to purchase bus tokens for our clients, and they have adopted of 50 families through the annual Adopt a Family program. A donation of over 20 laptops computers has helped our staff function more efficiently. Their employees have also donated their time and energy to provide an amazing renovation of our childcare room and lobby, and they have sponsored and volunteered at the annual Purple Light walk to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Ashley Bain, Butler County Founder’s Volunteer Award Recipient - Ashley Bain has been an intern with Women Helping Women for a year. During her time with Women Helping Women Ashley has been such an asset. She has facilitated support groups, conducted one-on-one sessions and represented the agency at tabling events. Since August a vacant position has left our Butler County office in dire need of extra help. Ashley has stepped up to take extra on-call shifts.

Katie Rhodenbaugh, Butler County Founder’s Volunteer Award Recipient - Katie Rhodenbaugh has been an intern with Women Helping Women for one year. She has been very valuable to the agency. Katie has also generously taken on additional responsibilities. She has picked up additional on call hours as well as helping with the volunteer calendar and time sheets. Katie has also facilitated the safe Dates Program in local schools, conducted one-on-one sessions particularly with male survivors, and attended the Butler County Volunteer Network Meetings.

Sarann Mock, Hamilton County Founder’s Volunteer Award Recipient - Sarann Mock has been a volunteer with Women Helping Women since completing new advocate training in March of 2013. She volunteers to be on call for at least two hospital advocate shifts per week as well as volunteering at arraignment court every Thursday morning. This equates to over 246 hours plus 1,339 on-call hours of volunteer time provided. Sarann is very dedicated  and selfless and offers to take on extra shifts when her schedule allows. She has also been fondly described by the Women Helping Women advocates as being thoughtful, generous, happy and compassionate and shows all of these qualities while working with survivors.


  • Purple Light Walk
  • The Mask You Live In Film Screening
  • Sunday Salons
  • Take Back the Night
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Annual Awards 2014
  • Light Up the Night