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At OneEighty, we strive to help residents of Wayne and Holmes counties recover from domestic violence, obtain sexual assault services, and combat substance abuse and mental health issues. So, we rely heavily on volunteers to provide several of the vital services required to assist others in overcoming the odds and better their lives. Our...
OneEighty is a complete multi-faceted health system with a dynamic mission aimed at helping people throughout Wayne County and Holmes County in the state of Ohio. OneEighty is an organization that officially formed in 2016 when it announced its new name to reflect the group’s mission. Yet, its components have existed for decades in Wayne and...
Mental health is an emotionally charged term in today’s society. But mental health does not always indicate some type of disease or always require counseling — sometimes taking care of your mental health can merely mean a day off. It’s important to take care of your own mental health each and every day. This obviously means different things for...
Addiction in all of its forms hijacks your brain and thought processes. Quite frankly, an addiction turns you into someone who is unrecognizable to your friends, family, and even yourself. If you suffer from an addiction, logic no longer exists. An addict will hide, lie, and manipulate others in order to maintain their addiction, especially in...
Being a victim and survivor of sexual assault and/or rape is a terrible experience no one wishes on another individual. Here are some things you may not hear on your journey. Some days are just literally terrible. There are, quite frankly, some days you will not be able to get the visions out of your head and the events will replay over and again...
For several people of all walks of life, fear can be a powerful force. Fear can drive us and motivate our decision-making process. Yet for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or battling personal demons, fear may be holding them back from improving their lives. Getting through fear is a skill that anyone can learn, but many cling to fear...
It’s hard to know what to think, let alone what to do after you have been sexually assaulted. The first thing to consider is whether or not you are safe from any immediate danger. If this is not the case, call 9-1-1 immediately. It is important to remember that as a victim of sexual violence, this was not your fault and you are not alone. Please,...
Over the past few years, domestic violence victims have come forward to explain why they decided to stay, and ultimately leave, their abusive relationships. Battered partners, women and men in relationships where sexual abuse is common, may feel leaving their abuser is an impossible task and that there is simply no way out. The largest obstacle to...
In the modern age of the national #MeToo movement, women around the world are beginning to realize they no longer have to settle for the status quo as merely a sex symbol or housekeeper. But today women across the world — including across Ohio, Wayne County, and Holmes County — are still victims of sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic violence...
Domestic abuse is a very real problem that impacts millions of women nationwide. Quite often, these abusive relationships start out innocently enough, and the woman never suspects that her partner might become violent. By understanding some of the early signs of a potentially abusive relationship, you can avoid dangerous individuals before acts of...
Freezing winter weather is already uncomfortable when you have a place to live — but what’s it like for the homeless? Individuals who can’t find shelter face very real threats during the winter months that may even threaten their lives.   Homeless individuals already face a myriad of challenges keeping them from finding permanent housing, such as...
Between work, family, and other social activities, it can be easy to get caught up in the fast-paced hustle and bustle of the world. As mental health services professionals note, this often causes us to not take time out for our own well-being. Being constantly “on the go” isn’t going to be good for you in the long run. Taking time for yourself,...
As any parent can attest, communicating with a teenager is often easier said than done. But how can you raise important topics like domestic violence or substance abuse if you don’t talk with your teen? Focusing on communication basics will make it much easier to address these more sensitive issues later on.   The first thing parents need to do is...
This March 8, join in with activists across the world to celebrate women for International Women’s Day. The past year has seen unprecedented involvement and activism for women’s right as the #MeToo movement has spread across the world. Women from all corners of the world have taken to the streets for equality, justice, and women’s rights following...
Here at OneEighty, we’re dedicated to making our community a better place by directly addressing many of the problems that impact individuals and families. You’re not alone as you try to improve your life.   Our primary services include support and counseling for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, as well as treatment for those...