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Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

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Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Starting over after intimate partner abuse can be the most courageous thing you ever do. Welcome to OneEighty – a safe place, a source of hope and new direction. Hope starts here.

Call us today: 330-264-8498

Domestic Violence Services

What is domestic violence? Domestic violence, sometimes called battering, relationship abuse, or intimate partner violence, is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence.

Domestic violence can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, economic abuse, and sexual abuse. Sexual abuse batterers use threats, intimidation, isolation, and other behaviors to maintain power over their victims. Domestic abuse impacts everyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, or religion—including transgender individuals, same-sex relationships, and men as victims.

Are you in an abusive relationship? Are you in danger? Are you afraid of your partner? Does your partner threaten to hurt you? Does your partner control all the money? Has your partner ever pushed you, shoved you, thrown things at you, or forced you to have sex? Does your partner stalk you and show up uninvited at your job or when you’re out with friends? Are you a victim of domestic violence?

If this environment sounds like yours, feelings of hopelessness, desperation, confusion and isolation are common. You may not want to tell people about your situation because you feel afraid, ashamed, or embarrassed. You are NOT alone, and you can get help. OneEighty is the primary service provider in the area for individuals and families affected by domestic violence, abuse and sexual assault, with a domestic violence shelter in Wooster and victim advocacy services available for those living in Wayne County and Holmes County in Ohio.

Please take a moment to watch the following video from OneEighty and Wooster Community Hospital if you are in an unsafe situation or have been sexually assaulted.

Counseling Services

OneEighty offers professional mental health counseling for adults and children who are victims and survivors of domestic violence, family abuse, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and other forms of trauma. Individual, couples, and family counseling is offered to help those affected by these traumatic experiences.

We offer professional domestic abuse counseling at both our Wooster and Millersburg offices from licensed counselors and social workers and accept most major insurances and Medicaid. OneEighty also offers couples, marital, and family counseling from professional mental health counselors (when safe and appropriate) for families who have experienced domestic abuse but wish to remain intact.

Dr. Gina Patterson, Psy.D., Clinical Director of OneEighty, has received certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. This certification was achieved through additional training in trauma treatment. OneEighty is dedicated to providing trauma-informed treatment and best practices in treatment.

Emergency Shelter

OneEighty offers a temporary emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children. Our domestic violence shelter offers comprehensive recovery services including case management, domestic abuse counseling, educational classes, housing assistance, life skills, and parenting courses. The shelter is also available for women and their children who are experiencing homelessness.

If you are in need of emergency shelter due to domestic abuse or violence, please call our 24-hour hotline at 330-263-1020 or 800-686-1122.

Julia’s Place, the OneEighty domestic violence shelter, welcomes all gender identities. Accommodations may vary, depending on shelter capacity. Our priorities are your safety and recovery, and we strive to make each resident feel at home. Please call the main office at 330-264-8498 during office hours M-F or Julia’s Place 24/7 with any questions or concerns and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Available 24/7, our domestic violence and sexual assault hotline provide an immediate response for victims of domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault. Call OneEighty to begin the process of breaking free from a life threatened by domestic violence.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline: 330-263-1020 or 800-686-1122.

Victim Advocacy

OneEighty’s victim advocacy services are designed to help victims of domestic violence, stalking and/or sexual assault safely leave an abusive relationship, stay safely in a relationship, or explore other options. These domestic violence services include:

• Assistance with protection orders
• Court accompaniment
• Legal referrals
• Hospital advocacy
• Safety planning
• Civil stand-by orders and general information and referrals

Appointments are preferred. Please call 330-263-1020 between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, to schedule an appointment. Our 24-Hour Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Hotline is always available at 800-686-1122.

There are no fees associated with our victim advocacy services. Services are prioritized to those individuals at greatest risk and are offered at both our Wooster and Millersburg, Ohio offices.

Danger Assessment Program

The Danger Assessment Program is a lethality assessment program that determines the risk of homicide in relationships where domestic abuse has occurred, to increase the safety of victims. If you are concerned about your safety and would like this assessment, please contact the Victim Advocate at OneEighty in Wayne or Holmes counties.

Wayne County: 330-263-6021; Holmes County: 330-674-1020; or click HERE to see the Danger Assessment.

This survey is used by select law enforcement agencies in Wayne County in domestic violence and abuse cases to help victims connect with OneEighty for safety planning and assistance. The program is also used in making court bond recommendations to improve safety for victims of domestic violence.

We understand how painful it is to live with domestic abuse and how difficult it can be to talk about your situation. Our advocates and counselors are compassionate and experienced, and our goal is to ensure that you and your children are safe.

If you are being abused, the OneEighty domestic violence and sexual assault hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 330-263-1020 or toll-free at 800-686-1122. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

Additional Support Services

Actions Change Things (ACT)

ACT is a OneEighty Support Group for all survivors and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other traumatic experiences.

This program is temporarily on hold. We hope to bring the program back in 2022. Please check this page for updates.

Rape Crisis Center

Rape Crisis Center staff and volunteers are available 24/7 with trained staff on hand to provide an immediate response for victims of sexual assault, rape and domestic violence. If you are in immediate danger, call 911. OneEighty’s domestic violence and sexual assault hotline is staffed 24/7; you can reach us by calling 800-686-1122. One Eighty works closely with area hospitals to assist you in obtaining a medical exam or a forensic exam if you choose. In addition to our domestic violence and sexual assault hotline, we strongly recommend that you review our Safety Plan if you need to leave your home and seek emergency shelter.

If you are in trouble please call 330-263-1020 or 800-686-1122.

Click here for Safety Plan instructions.


The number of available beds at Julia’s Place can change on a daily basis. Victims in need of shelter should call our hotline at 800-686-1122.


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Clarissa entered shelter after years of experience homelessness, drug addiction, and domestic violence. She was certain that if she did not get help that she would die very soon. She immediately engaged with a OneEighty counselor and entered IOP. She worked closely with her Case Manager to find housing. She successfully completed IOP and stayed sober during her stay. She also received Recovery Coaching. After 99 days, she was able to move into her very own apartment – the first home of her own that she had ever had in her 58 years of life. On her way out, she thanked the Victim Services Manager and stated, “OneEighty saved my life!”

Anastasia lived with a man who abused her physically and sexually. A friend suggested that she call Julia’s Place, so she did. She was admitted into the shelter and immediately began searching for employment. She found a restaurant position and did all that she could to excel in the job; within months she was promoted to assistant manager. She worked with her case manager to help her obtain access to resources and soon found an apartment on her own. She is now living independently and reporting that she is happy.“I never thought that I’d be able to live by myself, but the girls at Julia’s Place helped make it possible for me! I love my apartment!”

A male victim came into shelter after his girlfriend threw items  at him and punched him in the face. At first, he was reluctant to interact with the women in shelter, but quickly developed a rapport with them and started to feel comfortable. After a couple of false starts, he began a job and was able to earn paychecks and save some money. He worked closely with his Case Manager and applied for the Rapid Rehousing Program, for which he was approved. His housing search was relatively brief, and he was able to find a three-bedroom house where he will reside, and his two children will be able to visit him on weekends. When he left, he thanked me for everything that Julia’s Place did for him, stating that we made it possible for him to move on in his life, so he can be a better father to his boys.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Team

Gina Patterson, Psy.D.

Clinical Director

Gayle Byrne

Coordinated Community Response Specialist


Kathleen Fox, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist

Peggy Beck

Front Desk Receptionist

Barbara Pack, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

Outpatient Counselor

Lisa Schaaf, LPC, CDCA

Outpatient Therapist

Tina Tabler, LICDC, LPC

Outpatient Counselor

Cheryl Thomas, PhD, LIMFT-S, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

Outpatient Services Manager

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