Project CARE is a collaboration between LifePoint Solutions, the Center for Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services, Women Helping Women, and the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati. LifePoint Solutions is a division of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services and is a comprehensive counseling agency with expertise in mental health diagnosis and treatment. Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services was established by state law and serves more than 9,000 people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Hamilton County. Women Helping Women has been empowering survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking since 1973. YWCA of Greater Cincinnati is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Our Unique Contribution
Project CARE comprehensively provides services to survivors with disabilities from point of disclosure at screening, to referrals, safety planning, coordinated intervention services, and provision of prevention programming. This coordinated response stems first from a collaborative approach where each partner agency had to adopt and implement board policies to screen for domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking against individuals with disabilities and trauma-informed responses.