Petrosino Personal
Well-Being Foundation

Changing Lives for a Better Tomorrow

2022 FriendRaiser Event

September 25, 2022
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Our mission is to assist victims of violent crimes such as domestic abuse, human trafficking, rape, LGBTQ & BIPOC abuse and bullying by restoring dignity, confidence and a sense of wellbeing while promoting personal, civic and moral values through education, self protection training, counseling and encouragement.

Are you a victim of violent crime or abuse? Violent crime or abuse may include:

Assault: Assault involves intentional harm inflicted on one person by another. Any crime involving a physical attack (or even the threat of an attack) is usually classified as an assault, a battery, or both.

Domestic Violence: Also referred to as domestic abuse, can be violent acts or threats that occur between people who may be married, living together, or even just dating.

Human Trafficking: Human trafficking involves exploiting a person by the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor, service or commercial sex.

Sexual Violence: Sexual violence is sexual activity when consent is neither obtained nor freely given.

Stalking: Stalking is engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person to cause fear for their safety or the safety of others or to cause emotional distress. In some instances, stalking may lead to assault.

Bullying: Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids and adults who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.

Don't be a Victim

Don’t be a victim by choice. Calling Petrosino Personal Well-Being Foundation (PWF) is the first step. Trained counselors will quickly assess your need and determine whether PWF can help you break the cycle of abuse and begin building your self esteem and coping skills. PWF staff will also be able to direct you to other agencies which provide additional victim assistance.

Take Charge of Your Life

PWF offers personal protection techniques. Certified instructors will prepare you to think smarter and develop the essential skills and awareness to keep yourself out of dangerous situations and to get away from attackers, abductors and abusers.


Our licensed counseling affiliates are available for victims who are dealing with the aftermath of a violent act. The PWF recognizes that healing from a trauma draws upon an individual’s physical, mental and spiritual resources. Directed and private counseling is completely confidential.

If you or someone you know has been victimized and is still at risk, please contact PWF. Our aim is to help victims recover from the traumas of past violence and to be able to protect themselves from future incidents. Scholarships are available to supplement client fees, assessed by need.

We'd like to specially thank our 2022 Second Hope Project event Corporate Sponsors:

Thomarios Construction
Junior Women's Civic Club of Akron
The Cardinal Group
PWF does not provide medical treatment or financial assistance.
Donations are always needed. Thank you for your support.
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208 East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44310


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Phone: (330) 929-0613