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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...
Discovering that a loved one is suffering from domestic violence can be difficult for friends and family alike. Naturally, your first impulse is to find a way to help that person — but what should you do to provide the right kind of help?   First, it is important to realize that a direct intervention can actually be dangerous. Confronting the...
Nobody expects to enter a relationship where violence and domestic abuse become the norm. Unfortunately, far too many people become trapped in a cycle of violence in part because they weren’t able to recognize some of the early warning signs.   So what behaviors should you watch out for? Jealousy and a controlling attitude are often some of the...
Discussions surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault typically focus on adult relationships. What is often ignored, however, is that these problems also have a significant impact on teenagers. According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, 1.5 million high schoolers are physically abused in a dating relationship each year...
Here at OneEighty, we love celebrating Black History Month during the month of February! This time of year gives us a great opportunity to reflect on the many important contributions African Americans have made in our history — including right here in Wayne County. Black History Month began as a weeklong celebration in 1926, with the second week...
An informed community is key to spreading awareness and preventing many of the issues associated with addiction and domestic violence. Even in Wayne County and Holmes County, these problems are more widespread than many people realize. This is why OneEighty offers prevention and education services — to help the entire community come together and...
There are a wide range of problems that impact the wellbeing of our community — and here at OneEighty, we’re striving to do our part to address many of these issues. Here’s a brief look at some of the programs we provide: Domestic Violence Services: We work tirelessly to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault escape...
Whether a loved one has been diagnosed with a mental health condition or is struggling with the emotional consequences of substance abuse, it can be hard for friends and family members to know how to provide appropriate support. However, this type of support isn’t just possible — it’s crucial for recovery. First and foremost, it is essential that...
Whether you’re overcoming the consequences of addiction or simply trying to improve your emotional health, actively caring for your mental health can go a long way in ensuring lasting wellness. Mental health services professionals note that a few practices in particular can have a major impact. Setting goals is one of the most important things you...