What We Do

Women Helping Women works to implement a public health framework for prevention at the individual level, professional service provider level, school/organizational level, building coalitions and collaborations, and advocating with policy makers. WHW knows that it can generate effective change and impact our service region.

Prevent and Empower

Prevent and Empower education programs are evidence-based, interactive and current to ensure a productive, engaging experience. We offer 10-day or 5-day programs in schools or other youth serving organizations. The Prevent and Empower curriculum explores signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships, sexual assault and sexual harassment (including use of social media and technology), consent, bystander intervention, resources to help a friend or loved one and communication skills geared to promote a healthy relationship.

We tailor all of our programs to reflect the needs of the group and/or educator, and can accommodate various models. Because sessions are interactive, the program works best in small group or classroom settings. If you are interested in scheduling one of our programs contact Maria Cole via email or by calling 513-977-5549.

Coaching Boys Into Men

Ending gender-based violence requires involvement from all members of our community. WHW is committed to starting conversations about healthy masculinity and its role in violence prevention.

We are currently offering Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) training for middle and high schools coaches in Hamilton and Butler Counties. CBIM is a national, evidence-based program that utilizes the unique relationship between coaches and athletes as an opportunity for mentorship and to promote respectful behavior and healthy relationships among young athletes. Contact [email protected] for more information or to schedule a training.

“I loved the discussions and the topics helped me realize that I need to step in more.”

“How it’s for men and women.”

“The presenters really care about us.”

“I think the most interesting thing I learned was how you can disrupt bad situations or conversations just by creating a distraction.”

“The fact that you guys could be helping someone in the room without even knowing.”

“I think the lessons are important because they provide resources and help.”

“I loved how much care goes into people’s well-being.  It shows we all deserve the best.”

“Getting to talk about relationships, because I have been in a sexually abusive relationship.”

It’s On Us Bar Training

Bars, breweries, and restaurants are critical spaces in which to proactively prevent gender-based violence, and, in 2017, WHW recognized that folks in Cincinnati’s service industry must be part of the solution. The It’s On Us Bar Training aims to educate bar, brewery, and restaurant owners, managers, and staff about intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Staff who participate in the training are better able to identify predatory behavior and warning signs that may lead to sexual violence, and, most importantly, they feel more confident in their abilities to step up as bystanders and intervene if they witness violence.

Since beginning the program, WHW has trained 20 Cincinnati-area bars, breweries, and restaurants! If you are interested in the It’s On Us Bar Training, please contact Maria Cole at [email protected] or 513-977-5549.

Queen City Radio

Rhinegeist Brewery

Maize Arepas and Bar

The Butcher and Barrel


Listermann Brewing Company


The Blind Pig

Taft’s Ale House

Boomtown Biscuits and Whiskey


The Birdcage

Northside Yacht Club

16-Bit Bar+Arcade




The Drinkery

O’Malley’s in the Alley

Fibonacci Brewing Company

Go here to learn more about our work with statewide prevention efforts.