July 24, 2019

Making Mental Wellness More Than a Trend

By Jill Dodel, OAESV Resource & Communications Intern
Self-care. A word that has recently become popularized and used in everything from advertisements to book titles. However, to those who work to serve communities and their needs, self-care is imperative to both you and your communities’ health and happiness. Self-care is not just a bubble ...
July 1, 2019

Creating Connection Among Your Board in Times of Transition

Emily Resnik, LISW-S, Clinical Social Worker and OAESV Board President
When a nonprofit board is at its best, members are consistently engaged; they have frequent, clear, and productive communication with one another and the executive director; they govern in a way that protects the interests of the organization; and they promote, fund raise, and advocate for the ...
June 24, 2019

OAESV Thanks the Ohio House & Senate for Voting to Increase Rape Crisis Services Funding

We want to extend a very special “thank you” the Ohio House & Senate for approving the increased budget for the Ohio Rape Crisis Centers line item (“Line Item”), from $1.5 million per fiscal year to $4.75 million per fiscal year. From the Ohio Statehouse Photo Archive This increase ...
June 14, 2019

OAESV Asks for Your Support of Survivors in Sudan

Olivia Montgomery, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator for Inclusion & Equity
Image created by Hafsa Khan; IG: @hafandhaf Even though our survivors are situated in Ohio, it is our duty to demand justice when gender inequality happens anywhere in the world. As the people of Sudan stood together to topple Sudan’s dictator, the government realized that the power behind ...
June 10, 2019

“My Issues Are More Important”: The Ongoing Justification for Disrespecting Black Women

Dr. Tyffani Dent, OAESV Board Member and Licensed Psychologist
Recently, Kamala Harris was participating in a MoveOn Forum. Whether one chooses to agree with her stance on the issues, it was her moment. It was the opportunity for her voice to be heard. Yet, in that moment, a white male animal rights activist made his way onto the stage, grabbed the mic ...
May 24, 2019

OAESV Recognizes Recent Discussions on Sexual Violence and Asks for Community Support

Several issues have come to light recently in Ohio and around the country. Perhaps most notably, we heard about the rape of children by adults, the abuse of students and athletes at OSU at the hands of doctors, and many other accounts of sexual violence. The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence ...