24/7 Crisis Hotline: 1-888-860-4084

Intervention Services

Abuse & Rape Crisis Shelter provides 24-hour support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and related crimes in Warren County, Ohio. Our trained staff and volunteers assist in problem solving, personal safety, and police intervention. Hotline staff also assist in obtaining emergency shelter, medical and legal assistance, and provide referrals to community resources.

Women Who Use Force Program (WWUF)

Women Who Use Force Program Background:

  • This program is open to court ordered participants only.
  • WWUF is a 12 week program that provides intervention and education for women over 18 years of age who have arrested for a domestic abuse offense and have been referred by the court.
  • Interactive classes provide information and exercises that help participants understand the dynamics of abuse, its impact on children, and how to initiate positive changes in their relationships.

 WWUF classes concentrate on several different topics including:

  • Domestic Violence and the Law.
  • The difference between the act of violence and the emotion of anger.
  • Community resources and referrals.
  • Techniques to avoid violence and development of healthy patterns of relating to and communication with partners.
  • Making healthy choices.

Cautionary Notes: 

  • Couples counseling or family counseling with an abusive partner may be dangerous. These types of counseling programs should only be entered into after the abuser has completed the women who use force program.
  • Anger management classes, couples counseling, or substance abuse counseling does not replace WWUF intervention, and one should not be substituted for the other.

For more information call:    513-695-1750 or email admin@arcshelter.com