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National Crime Victims' Rights Week

April 23 - 29.  National Crime Victims' Rights Week.  Every year, millions of Americans are affected by crime. Many will need ongoing care and resources. April 23 -29 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a time to celebrate the progress achieved, raise awareness of victims’ rights and services, and stand with our families, neighbors, friends, and colleagues whose lives have been forever altered by crime. We resolve to reach out, listen, and support them as they press forward on a path to recovery. We commit to better support victims by earning and building their trust and by engaging our communities
in response efforts. This National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, show victims they are not alone. Call PWF to learn how you or someone you know can get the help they need.

January 29, 2021. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Executive Order 2021-02D to enhance Ohio's work to respond to and prevent human trafficking.  The order expands the Ohio Governor's Human Trafficking Task Force to include five additional state agencies that will assist the task force in pursuing new, strategic, and comprehensive strategies to combat human trafficking.  

The new task force agencies include:

    Ohio Department of Commerce­­­

    Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

    Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    State Medical Board of Ohio

Other state agencies represented on the task force include the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Department of Medicaid, Ohio Department of Youth Services, Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio Department of Health, and Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board.

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, help is available by calling 888-373-7888 or by texting INFO or HELP to 233733.

Full text of the EO here.

April 19, 2019 - Tenth Annual Fundraiser a Success.  Another great event benefitting the PWF Second Hope Project took place at St. George Fellowship Centre on Saturday, April 6. This was the tenth year for this event. Pam Petrosino, CEO, thanks all the sponsors and guests for their continued support over the years. Pam defned PWF's mission, to help those who are victims of violent crime with efforts to help bring change, to educate, support and empower those who have been victimized in any way. PWF offers many programs including human trafficking awareness. Our client base has included the ages 4 thru their 70’s. PWF has its own mission and purpose, and will continue that mission in the community. PWF is greatful for the funds raised and all goes directly to the scholarship program.

Fundraising activities included a wine pull, Queen of Hearts raffle, wine pull and a Chinese Auction with Smooth Moves entertaining guests with music and painted the hall with pillars of colorful lighting in hues of green and purple.

Appetites were sated at the buffet which included an array of homemade deserts. 

PWF thanks all our guests for their continued support over the years.

Our Sincere Thanks to Our Sponsors for This Event


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