What Your Gift Supports
The Adult Advocacy Centers (AACs) model—the first of its kind in the world—will include brick-and-mortar centers throughout Ohio. Each center will be equipped to provide holistic, accessible and trauma-informed services for adult crime victims with disabilities in a universal and multi-sensory environment. Mobile recreational vehicle (RV) units will take those services to those who need them throughout the state.
Plans are in motion to build specially designed regional centers throughout Ohio. These centers will bring together highly trained teams of professionals to perform forensic interviews and collect evidence in crimes against adults with disabilities, including cases of assault, sexual violence, domestic violence and human trafficking. The Adult Advocacy Centers will break new ground by incorporating both universal and multi-sensory design into each location, allowing us to serve each client safely and purposefully, according to their individual needs. These centers will allow all adults with disabilities to access victim services in an equal, inclusive and accessible way, no matter where they live in the state.
Read more about the centers in our full-color booklet.
Mobile RV Units
A mobile RV unit will allow the AACs to take our groundbreaking services to adult crime victims with disabilities anywhere they need us in the state of Ohio. The RV has always been a planned component of the AACs’ model to support crime victims with disabilities. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that mobile victim services, particularly for crime victims with disabilities, is a critical need.
Read more about the mobile RV units in our full-color booklet.