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Your Life is Your Mission: Finding Hope and Healing Beyond a Crisis

Join Heart to Heart Communications virtually on June 9, 2020 for their Quarterly Connections Breakfast to hear our President & CEO, Leanne Graham, discuss Your Life is Your Mission: Finding Hope and Healing Beyond a Crisis. Leanne Graham, MA has been involved in victim advocacy since 2002, starting her career as a crisis responder serving […]

$10

Cell Phone Donation Drive

Do you have old cell phones taking up space in the junk drawer? You're in luck! We are collecting old, broken, or damaged wireless devices. All of the items are […]

Giordano’s Dine to Donate

Giordano's Pizza 4370 Belden Village Street NW, Canton, OH

Do you love pizza and giving back to your community? If you visit Giordano’s in Belden Village on July 27, 2021 and present this flyer to your waiter, you can […]

#GivingTuesday

We will be participating in the annual online campaign #Giving Tuesday! On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for […]

Angel Tree Ceremony

Akron Public Library 60 South High Street, Akron, OH

Community members, friends, and family members of homicide victims are invited to come to this heartwarming, encouraging event where they will have the opportunity to remember their loved ones, and place a special angel ornament on a tree for each individual lost to homicide. This event is free and open to the public.

Free

SVAA’s The Essentials of Victim Advocacy

Denton Training Room 137 South Main St. Suite 300, Akron, OH

The Essentials of Victim Advocacy (January 4 - 7, 2022, 8:00AM - 6:00PM EST) Location Denton Training Facility 137 S. Main Street, Suite 301 Akron, Ohio 44308 The Essentials of Victim Advocacy is the only nationally approved comprehensive online and in-person training of its kind offered in the state of Ohio, for assisting individuals in becoming […]

$425

Artisan Coffee VAP Fundraiser

Artisan Coffee 662 Canton Rd, Akron, OH

Artisan Coffee in Ellet is holding a VAP fundraiser! All customers who mention VAP on 1/19/2022 from 4-8pm will have 30% of their purchase donated to support our services!

Mardi Gras Gala

Attend Victim Assistance Program's annual Mardi Gras Gala. Guests will enjoy a gourmet meal, open bar, entertainment, and bid on live and silent auction items. For the last 25+ years our Mardi Gras Gala proceeds have directly impacted victims of crime and trauma in Summit County.

SVAA’s The Essentials of Victim Advocacy

The Essentials of Victim Advocacy March 14 - 18, 2022 8:00AM - 4:00PM EST VIRTUAL CLASSROOM The Essentials of Victim Advocacy is the only nationally approved comprehensive online and in-person training of its kind offered in the state of Ohio, for assisting individuals in becoming a comprehensive National Credentialed Advocate. Participants who complete the 44-hour hybrid learning […]

$425

Outreach Dinner: Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ Resource Center 258 W MARKET STREET, AKRON, OH

LGBTQ+ Outreach Dinner Sponsored by Victim Assistance Program at the Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ Center of Akron Aids Collaborative

Free

Change for Change

Block 7 Bar & Grill 524 West Tuscarawas Ave, Barberton, OH

Join Victim Assistance Program as Mayor William B. Judge sponsors with proceeds benefiting VAP to help provide 24-hour Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Services to victims of trauma and crime.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

National Crime Victims' Rights Week April 24 - 30, 2022 For the past four decades, victim services across the country have witnessed the creation of victim rights legislation. For every new piece of legislation, there is hope that one day the laws of our criminal justice system will provide balanced, equal rights to victims and […]

Minority Health Fair

Metro Transit Center 631 South Broadway Street, Akron, OH

Summit County Public Health's Office of Minority Health is hosting a tabling event for Minority Health Month. MINORITY HEALTH MONTH – APRIL In 1989, the Ohio Commission on Minority Health developed the concept of a high-visibility campaign designed to focus on heath awareness and disease prevention. This 30-day campaign consists of numerous activities designed to […]

Dream’s Academy Presents Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

City of Joy 610 W Exchange Street, Akron, OH

Former mayor of Detroit, @therealkwamekilpatrick , is coming to Akron to share his epic story of rising to the top, losing everything, incarceration, and being given another chance to do things right! Keep your eyes and ears open for details coming soon!

GASP – Summit Mall – National Missing Childs Day

Summit Mall 3265 West Market Street, Fairlawn, Ohio

NATIONAL MISSING CHILDREN’S DAY 2022 Saturday, May 21, 2022 Summit Mall 3265 W. Market St. Akron, OH 44333 Free & Open to the public Free “take home” ID kits DNA Kits Child safety Information Free Gift bags from local agencies! For More Information Call 330.247.1402

Juneteenth Community Talk Back: Empowering a Community

The Society will host its annual Juneteenth Community Talk Back with a theme of Empowering a Community Through the Principles of Kwanzaa. About this event Join us at the John Brown House for a morning panel discussion, soul food cooking demonstration, a special exhibition and an open house. GinaKaye Maddox, John Brown Institute Task Force […]

Howe Meadow Countryside Food and Farm – Farmers Market

Join us to support your favorite vendors and meet all the new folks! We have an amazing line up of local farms, food producers, artists, and makers this season! Over 65 northeast Ohio businesses, live music every week, cooking demos and tastings of what’s in season, and activities for all ages! Howe Meadow is located […]

Family Black Pride: Stone Soul Picnic

Chestnut Ridge Park 1926 19th Street SW, Akron, Ohio

The Akron AIDS Collaborative presents the Stone Soul Picnic! This July 16th from 2-6pm at Chestnut Ridge Park all are welcome to come and celebrate Family Black Pride! Visit the Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ Center (home of the Akron AIDS Collaborative) for more info! https://www.facebook.com/rustinlgbtqcenter

Akron Children’s Hospital Health and Wellness Day

John S. Knight Center 77 E. Mill Street, Akron, OH

  Akron Children's Hospital is hosting a Health and Wellness Day on Saturday, July 23 at the John S. Knight Center. The event includesinteractive activities, health and wellness screenings for children and adolescents, various giveaways including school supplies and personal care items. Health and wellness screenings include: • Asthma Screening • Blood Pressure Screening • […]

Akron African-American Culture Association

Lock 3

Celebrating our 40™ ANNUAL AKRON AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE FESTIVAL in the middle of downtown Akron Ohio Lock 3, July 23-24, 2022 is a favorite among artist and visitors alike. Our well-attended festival fills the main street with fine selection of art, crafts, food, music and other entertainment, Saturday and Sunday. You are invited to a part […]

Mental Health Matters – Maternal Mental Health SCPH

Lock 3

Mom Mental Health Day Flier Come learn About maternal Depression and Family Mental Health Resources. Guest Speaker Ivy Watts will share her mental health story and how to be simply you. Funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and Akron Community Foundation.

Howe Meadow Countryside Food and Farm – Farmers Market

"4040 Riverview Rd Peninsula, OH, 44264" 4040 Riverview Road, Peninsula

Join us to support your favorite vendors and meet all the new folks! We have an amazing line up of local farms, food producers, artists, and makers this season! Over 65 northeast Ohio businesses, live music every week, cooking demos and tastings of what’s in season, and activities for all ages! Howe Meadow is located […]

National Night Out

Victim Assistance Program of Summit County is excited to join in the many festivities throughout Summit County on the first Tuesday in August. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under […]

Barberton Farmers Market

542 W Tuscarawas Ave Barberton, OH 44203 542 W Tuscarawas Ave, Barberton, OH

Come Join VAP at the Barberton Community Farmers Market.


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