November 1st, 2012 | Published in News
Cincinnati – Women Helping Women today announced that it has acquired the Butler County Rape Crisis Program (BCRCP), ensuring a continuation of those services to the Butler County community.
The Board of Directors of the BCRCP’s parent organization voted last month to suspend operations as of October 31. Women Helping Women’s acquisition of the program ensures uninterrupted crisis intervention, advocacy and outreach services will continue. BCRCP provided services to more than 1,000 people in Butler County in 2011.
Women Helping Women is Hamilton County’s dual rape crisis and non-residential domestic violence agency. The agency’s acquisition of the Butler County Rape Crisis Program represents a significant expansion of Women Helping Women’s service area.
“Women Helping Women understands fully the importance of providing services and support for survivors of sexual assault,” said Kendall Fisher, executive director of Women Helping Women. “We are delighted to take this action so that local services will continue to be available, and we look forward to serving the Butler County community.”
Fisher added that Women Helping Women received support from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Miami University’s Parent Fund and individuals and organizations throughout Butler and Hamilton counties which made continuation of the program possible.
To access local program services, survivors of sexual assault and service providers in the Butler County area should call Women Helping Women’s 24-hour hotline at 513-381-5610 or 877-889-5610.
“Women Helping Women is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1973 to serve women and men who are survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking in Southwestern Ohio. The agency provides crisis intervention services to including hotline, hospital accompaniment, court advocacy, support groups and face-to-face advocacy for abuse survivors and also conducts training and education in the community to increase awareness of these crimes and aid in their prevention.”