Sunday Salons 2018

Registration now open!

Step into the New Year with dynamic speakers and engaging topics…
Served up with delectable food and drink…
Hosted in some of Cincinnati’s finest homes.

A Message from our President and CEO

Welcome to the 2018 Sunday Salon Series! We are pleased to present another exciting line up of homes, hosts, and speakers! And we are grateful for your support of the mission of Women Helping Women, now more than ever.

2017 was an incredible year in terms of survivors coming forward, and WHW is serving record-breaking numbers of them, 7,000 annually. Our “new normal” these days is that we are literally running to hospitals, courtrooms, police districts, college campuses, schools, and support group rooms, rushing to answer and respond to the back-to-back hotline calls we receive. We have also increased our work in the area of prevention education, reaching 4,000 students this past year. This effort is aimed at making the future a place where fewer survivors need our help.

WHW changes lives. We help survivors find hope, healing, and empowerment through our confidential support services. We work with community partners like the schools and college campuses to speak out against gender-based violence and to advocate for community change. We educate young people to prevent gender-based violence before it ever starts. But we can’t do it alone–and that’s why we welcome your support.

Thank you for supporting us by attending a Sunday Salon. And in your daily lives, please support us by staying informed and speaking out against sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and the bullying culture that underlies them all. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of survivors and in the culture of the future. Together, we are stronger than gender-based violence will ever be.

With gratitude,
Kristin Smith Shrimplin
President and CEO, Women Helping Women

All proceeds from the Sunday Salons benefit Women Helping Women (WHW), a non-profit dedicated to serving women and men who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. WHW staff and volunteers provide crisis intervention services including hotline, hospital accompaniment, court advocacy, support groups, and face-to-face advocacy. The agency also takes a leading role in educating the community about gender-based violence. WHW prides itself on being present at the places and times that survivors need them the most, reaching over 7,000 survivors each year. Your support of Sunday Salons helps WHW raise awareness to prevent future abuse. WHW is funded in part by United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Butler County United Way, United Way of Oxford, Ohio and Vicinity, and other sources of public and private support.

Registration for each salon closes on the Wednesday before the Salon so we are able to provide the host with an accurate count. Admission purchases cannot be exchanged or refunded. All sales are final. In the event that a weather emergency forces us to cancel a salon, we will e-mail registrants. Many of the 2017 salons were sold out, so place your order early.

To all the hosts who welcome us to their homes, offering delicious fare and warm hospitality to our guests, and to the speakers and presenters who generously share their time and talents, WHW offers its sincere thanks and gratitude.

Can’t make it to a salon? WHW relies largely on private donations for financial support. Your donation will be greatly appreciated.

Interested in becoming a 2019 speaker or host? Contact Melanie Garner,

Event Sponsors

  • Charlotte A. Dougherty, CFP Dougherty & Associates
  • A Friend of Women Helping Women

Sunday Salon Benefactors

  • Carol and Al Faulhaber
  • Gregg and Shelly Fogel
  • Melanie Garner and Michael Berry
  • Barbara and Richard Homlar
  • Betty Huck

Sunday Salon Patrons

  • Vic and Carol DiPilla
  • Jean Sepate and Peter Djuric
  • Jon and Jackie Seymour

Sunday Salon Friends

  • Jane Stephens Auge

2017 Sunday Salon Committee

  • Melanie Garner, Chair
  • Jane Stephens Auge
  • Judy Avner
  • Christy Backley
  • Donna Breitenstein
  • Toni Davena
  • Carol DiPilla
  • Shelly Fogel
  • Claudia Harrod
  • Joy Heffernan
  • Mary Lou Hoffar
  • Barbara Homlar
  • Kay Nelson
  • Verna Tuttle