Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

Domestic Violence

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 is a crime that can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, economic abuse, and 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?

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 and sexual assault in area, with a domestic violence shelter in Wooster and victim advocacy services available for those living in Wayne County and Holmes County.

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. CLICK HERE


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 from these traumatic experiences.

We offer professional 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.

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, counseling, educational classes, housing assistance, life skills and parenting courses. Shelter is also available for women and their children who are experiencing homelessness.

If you are in need of emergency shelter, 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 provides 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

OneEighty’s victim advocacy services are designed to help victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault safely leave an abusive relationship, stay safely in a relationship, or explore other options. These 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 8am-5pm, 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 offices.

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 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 1-800-686-1122. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

Actions Change Things (ACT)

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

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