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     Crossroads Crisis Center originated in 1975 as an outgrowth of the Allen County Rape Hotline, responding to the needs of rape victims in the Lima/Allen county area. Three local organizations, the Allen County Ministerial Association, the National Organization for Women and the YWCA established an all volunteer hotline. In 1977, because of an increasing  number of domestic violence calls, the hotline expanded its services to include battered women. In 1979, it became evident that a shelter for battered women and children was needed in Allen County. A cooperative agreement made it possible for the volunteer hotline and shelter for female survivors of domestic violence and their children to operate together. In 1980, Crossroads Crisis Center became the first safe, confidential, emergency shelter in Allen County, the fourth in the State of Ohio, and the seventeenth in the nation. On February 10th, 1988 services were expanded to include Hardin County Ohio.

Our Mission

The mission of Crossroads Crisis Center is to enhance safety for survivors of domestic violence by providing shelter, education, advocacy, and empowerment to individuals and communities. 

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