Background

Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit & Medina Counties was awarded grant funds to purchase items and equipment to support the Teen Room project on the new campus of the Hope & Healing Survivor Resource Center located in downtown Akron. The mission of the Battered Women’s Shelter is to lead the community in the prevention of domestic abuse by providing emergency shelter, advocacy and education throughout Summit and Medina Counties, all in an effort to break the cycle of abuse and help promote peace in every family. This grant application was endorsed by McDonald’s Owner/Operator John Blickle, owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in the Akron area.