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Services for ALL Survivors of Crime in Williams County

Sarah's Friends is a Williams County non-profit organization dedicated in the mission to empower victims of domestic violence and crime to heal emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

2024 Campaign: We Need YOU, Williams County

Violence and crime can occur anywhere, even in rural areas such as Williams County, Ohio, where the population is 37,102.

Statistically, 

1,150

Children in Williams County will experience abuse at some point in their childhood. 

13,153

Men and women in Williams County will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime.

757

Adults age 65 and older in Williams County will experience some form of elder abuse every year. 

Sarah's Friends stands with and for survivors of crime in Williams County so that no survivor is alone. 

Providing compassionate aid and nonjudgmental support

For over 30 years, Sarah's Friends has been dedicated to supporting those affected by crime in Williams County, Ohio. 

 

Founded in 1991, Sarah's Friends stands as the primary organization providing victim services in the county.  Each year, we assist over 175 individuals with compassionate care.  Our services include trauma-informed advocacy, personalized case management, transitional and permanent housing support, emergency financial aid, peer-to-peer group sessions, and community education programs. 

Our aim at Sarah's Friends is to offer a continuum of care, from the initial crisis intervention to long-term supportive housing.  We prioritize the safety, autonomy, and dignity of each individual and family we serve. 

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FROM CRISIS TO COMMUNITY

Sarah's Friends' range of programs, spanning from immediate crisis assistance to ongoing aftercare services, serves as a safeguard and guiding light for survivors and their families.  We accompany them from the turbulence of crisis back to the reassurance of community stability. 

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Our Support To Those In Need

FISCAL YEAR 2023

179

INDIVIDUALS ASSISTED

49

FAMILIES RELOCATED THROUGH RAPID REHOUSING ASSISTANCE

1,277

NIGHT-STAYS OF TRANSITIONAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO FAMILIES BUILDING ECONOMIC STABILITY

270

UNITS OF EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDED FOR IMMEDIATE HEALTH & SAFETY NEEDS 

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"They helped me out of a situation I felt helpless in. I started my new life thanks to Sarah's Friends. every day since then has been a blessing."
 
-Anonymous survivor

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