Network of Care for Domestic Violence Debuts In Lorain County, Ohio

Aug 5, 2005
Network of Care

ELYRIA, Ohio, Aug. 5, 2005 – Lorain County Safe Harbor/Genesis House today introduced a breakthrough Web solution for individuals, families and agencies concerned with domestic violence. Network of Care for Domestic Violence is an online information place that provides critical information, communication and advocacy tools with a single point of entry. It ensures there is “No Wrong Door” for those navigating the system of domestic violence services, whether they’re seeking shelter, group or individual support, advocacy, or batterer intervention and prevention programs.

Sponsored by Lorain County Safe Harbor/Genesis House, Network of Care for Domestic Violence (www.networkofcare.org) is a pilot program for Lorain County and the nation. Regardless of where individuals, families and agencies begin their search for assistance with domestic violence, Network of Care ensures they will find what they need. The new Web site will enable people to find the right service at the right time; educate themselves about their issues; understand current policy initiatives and advocate directly to elected officials, and better manage their affairs, interactions and important records.

The Network of Care for Domestic Violence provides a comprehensive Service Directory of providers in Lorain County, putting people in touch with the right services at the right time. Network of Care also provides easy-to-search libraries and vital information about specific conditions, pending legislation and advocacy, as well as daily news articles from around the world concerning domestic violence.

To increase accessibility and accommodate Network of Care’s users, the site’s innovative technology provides near-universal access, regardless of literacy or income level, to Web-based services through a text-only version of the site and other adaptive technologies. The site is fully ADA-compliant and Bobby-approved. Network of Care also is available in multiple languages.

Service providers can share challenges and ideas, as well as create powerful new mechanisms to better serve people with domestic violence by embracing Network of Care’s communication tools such as message boards and community calendars. Service providers can even build their own free Web sites in the For Providers section.

Trilogy Integrated Resources LLC of San Rafael, Calif., created, developed and maintains Network of Care and all of the other California Network of Care Web sites, including Network of Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities, currently serving one-third of California’s population; Network of Care for Mental/Behavioral Health, now serving counties in several states; Network of Care for Kids (ages 0-5), and Network of Care for Children & Families (ages 0-18). Based on requests from across the nation, Trilogy is also developing Network of Care sites for developmental disabilities and community health.

Trilogy, the leading information provider in the field of social services, plans to serve the entire State of California via Network of Care by the end of 2005. For more information, please contact Trilogy at 415-458-5900 or at info@trilogyir.com.