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Portage County Rape Crisis Center

Call 330-678-HELP (4357)
Walk-in services:
Monday-Friday 8AM - 8PM
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Townhall II is the Portage County Rape Crisis Center, serving victims of any violent crime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All services for victims of crime are free and confidential. For more information about services please contact us at 330-678-3006. 


Crisis Helpline

Be heard and believed by a victim advocate with special training in supporting survivors of violent crime. Advocates are available 24/7 to provide education on your options and resources as a survivor, and also just to listen. Call 330. 678. HELP to talk anytime.

Hospital Advocacy

In-person support at community hospitals provided 24/7


Police Station Advocacy

In-person support at police stations provided 24/7


Legal Support

Referrals for and assistance with protection orders

Accompaniment to court for criminal justice proceedings 

Application assistance available for Safe at Home address confidentiality program 

Crime Victim Counseling

Free and confidential counseling is provided by counselors experienced in working with victims suffering from trauma, anxiety, depression, and stress 


Connect to Cope: Sexual Assault & Abuse Support Group

Our support group allows individuals a safe place to process and share their experiences with other survivors. For the safety of all participants, a phone interview with the program facilitator will be required to ensure the group is an appropriate fit. Separate groups are available for men and women.


Duration: Once a week for eight weeks

                  1-2 hour sessions


Please contact Carolyn Good at or at 330-678-3006 for more information. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Townhall II always accepts applications for Volunteer Crime Victim Advocates. Please contact Arissa Shupe at or at 330-678-3006 . Click the tab on the left for the application and more information.

Portage Sexual Assault Response Team

Townhall II team members lead a coalition of agencies that serve sexual assault survivors through a variety of multidisciplinary services. Team members can include, but are not limited to, victim advocates, law enforcement officers, forensic medical examiners, and prosecutors. The SART works together to ensure that the county has guidelines and protocols in place that prioritize victims’ needs, hold offenders accountable, and promote safety and support. The Portage County SART is  committed to educating the county on all available services including intervention and prevention of sexual violence and coordinating  services. If you are interested in being part of the Portage County SART, please contact Arissa Shupe at or at 330-678-3006.

Violence Prevention and Education Programming

Please click the button below to view our Violence Prevention and Education programs and services.


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