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Healthy Love 365

Lima, OH - On October 27, Crime Victim Services announced its participation in Healthy Love 365.

HL365 is hosting a series of community discussions the week of November 1-5, revolving around reducing relationship violence

and promoting healthy, loving relationships with ourselves and across the community.

Join us virtually and in person as we engage with professional and community speakers about what it takes to love ourselves and each other better and reduce violence in Lima's black community.

Crime Victim Services began Healthy Love 365 in 2017 along with several organizations and faith communities dedicated to providing culturally specific and trauma responsive services to black survivors of sexual violence in Allen County. While this is still the focus of the partnership, we recognize that the work of anti-sexual violence is rooted in the work of anti-oppression. In order to successfully address sexual violence in the black community within Allen County, we must also address issues of systemic racism. Systemic racism, declared a public health crisis in the City of Lima and Allen County by Lima City Council, affects all members of our community and deserves action from all levels of government and civil society. The parties share a commitment to recognize and honor the voices of communities of color and their resiliency as we work toward the goal of preventing sexual assault and responding appropriately to community members who have been victimized. Current partners include: AKA Sorority Inc. Sigma Mu Omega; Bradfield Community Center; Crime Victim Services; Fresh N Faded; One Church Lima; Health Partners of Western Ohio; Lima African American Chamber of Commerce; and UMADAOP.

Series of Events: Monday, Nov 1 - Friday, Nov 5 Black Business Bingo | Participating Businesses

Monday, Nov. 1 @ 6:00pm Mixxed Fit/ Altovise Wright | Bradfield Community Center

Tuesday, Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm Community Listening Circle | Lima YWCA Resource Center

Wednesday, Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm Jayvon Howard, Engaging Men Coordinator, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence | Vibe Coffee House Thursday, Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm Men's Roundtable Discussion | Virtual

Friday, Nov 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00pm Grab & Go Art | Art Space Lima

This project was supported by subgrant No. 00260042SA0821 awarded by the state administering office forthe SASP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the the state or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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