About Us

What is Project Woman?

Project Woman is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by providing services and programs to protect, educate, and empower. Community volunteers founded the agency in 1974 as a 1-room rape crisis center.

Today, as a non-profit 501c3, we operate a full range of rape crisis and domestic violence services. These include an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault and their children, a 24-hour crisis line, individual counseling, support groups, case management, victim advocacy, community education and prevention, children’s programming, 24-hour hospital advocacy and a greatly-needed needed transitional housing program.

Project Woman is a Council on Accreditation (COA)-accredited domestic violence and sexual assault service provider. We are a member of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, and Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence and the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Our Mission

Project Woman is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by providing services and programs to protect, educate, and empower.

Our Vision

We are a highly respected, fiscally sound, values-driven agency staffed with dedicated, competent, caring professionals providing a continuum of service to our clients and the community.

What We Offer

  • 24-hour Crisis Line
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Mental Health and Recovery Services
  • Advocacy Services
  • Chrysalis Program
  • Prevention Education & Outreach Services

Project Woman Staff

Our dedicated staff is the foundation of Project Woman!

  • Laura Baxter- Executive Director
  • Julie Rose- HR and Administrative Coordinator
  • Nisa Blackwell- Advocacy Services Coordinator
  • Jamie Colyer- Clinical Services Coordinator
  • Melissa Archambeau- Shelter Services Coordinator
  • Andrea Thompson- Housing Services Coordinator
  • Audrey Ferryman- Community Advocacy and Education Coordinator

Project Woman Board

  • Nick Heimlich- Chairperson
  • Stephen Moberg, Esq.- Vice Chairperson
  • Paul Schneider- Treasurer
  • Alma Coleman
  • Tommie Easley, MD
  • Jeannine Roediger