We are here, because we care
We are dedicated to serving victims of crime through support and intervention. We help victims become whole again and lead normal, healthy, productive lives, thereby breaking the cycle of abuse.
SARAH's House is a comfortable homelike atmosphere where Law Enforcement and Children's Services personnel interview victims of crime and their families. When clients arrive at SARAH's House, a friendly staff greets them. They are knowledgeable in the criminal justice field, and will do everything they can to eliminate any anxiety felt by victims and their families.
At SARAH's House, a skilled team of investigators is called in, thus eliminating the need for multiple interviews.
We also provide referrals to necessary social agencies. Sometimes, victims and their families will need assistance from mental health providers, help with financial obligations, legal assistance, and a multitude of other needs. We are here to meet those needs.
Michelle White and Monica Tavares are Victim Advocates for Defiance County. They are both registered advocates with the Ohio Advocate Network, which requires extensive training and years of experience working with victims of crimes. Either Michelle or Monica will work with victims from the initial call, throughout the entire criminal justice process.
When invited, SARAH's House staff will provide public speaking, education, and training to anyone that needs their help.
SARAH's House is conveniently located on the corner of East Second Street and Biede Avenue.
1114 E. Second Street
Defiance, Ohio 43512
Our normal office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. However, the facility and its staff are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist clients.