835 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011
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Our mission To take the best care of people of all identities who have been impacted by power-based personal violence and to measurably reduce the number of people who have been hurt by it.

The Ion Center

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Hospital Advocate

When victims of domestic violence or sexual assault present themselves for care in a St. Elizabeth Hospital, St. Elizabeth calls Women’s Crisis Center. We send an Advocate to offer support and to provide resources to victim/survivor. Our Volunteer Hospital Advocates receive 40 hours of free training (done remotely) to prepare them for this role.  Volunteers… See full description
  • Adults (18+)
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Formal
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, In-person

Pet Protection Foster Parent

When victims of Domestic Violence leave their abuser, they often can’t take their beloved animals with them. Whether they are moving into our shelter or staying with family – sometimes it just isn’t feasible to bring along their furry (or scaley) friends.  Women’s Crisis Center provides Pet Foster Parents for these animals.  When a pet… See full description
  • Child with Adult
  • Ongoing
  • None
  • Individuals, Families, Corporate Teams
  • In-person, Foster Animals

Group Volunteering

From landscaping efforts to donation drives, from sewing hospital departure totes for survivors of sexual assault, to holiday toy-shopping for child survivors of domestic violence, we’d love to partner with your group for the benefit of those we serve!
  • Occasional
  • Adults
  • Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Community Outreach Team

Women’s Crisis Center regularly attends a host of community events including health and resource fairs, awareness events, community socials, and other gatherings.
  • Occasional
  • Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Hospital Advocacy

Every survivor deserves one-on-one support and attention while navigating the immediate aftermath of domestic violence, rape, or sexual assault. 40-hr training - 2 shifts/month
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you help The Ion Center could not fully carry out our mission if not for the incredible, compassionate advocacy of our volunteer team.
About us The ION Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social service agency committed to leading our community in the social change needed to end domestic violence, rape, and sexual abuse. Trauma-informed services are provided confidentially, and at no cost to our clients. The ION Center's approach emphasizes empowerment and dignity, centering the individual voice and choice of each victim-survivor. We aims to bring highly-individualized services and supports to each victim-survivor to increase safety, confidence, and healing—and to equip each victim-survivor with resources to remediate the impact of trauma.
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