Findlay’s Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services is one of 23 rape crisis centers in Ohio to receive a grant from the state, which will be used to help sexual assault survivors.
The funds will come from Ohio’s $2 million Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
Open Arms will receive a grant of $36,789.
“These are additional resources that can now go toward helping survivors of sexual assault,” DeWine said. “The funds will help strengthen and expand upon the services and support these agencies currently provide, which are essential in the recovery process after a traumatic assault.”
Ohio’s Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund was established as part of House Bill 108, which was sponsored by state Reps. Nan Baker, R-Westlake, and Kirk Schuring, R-Canton. The bill was amended into Ohio’s 2014-15 operating budget.
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office administers the fund.