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The Cocoon provides emergency and comprehensive advocacy services to victims of sexual and domestic violence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To speak with an advocate, call The Cocoon at (419) 373-1730.

The Cocoon’s Services Include:

  • Emergency Safe Shelter

  • In-Depth Safety Planning, Advocacy, and Support

  • Medical Advocacy, Including Support During Rape Kit Exams

  • Court Advocacy

  • Provision of Emergency Food, Clothing, and Personal Care Items

  • Support Group


The Cocoon exists to provide safety, healing, and justice across the lifespan for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, their children, and all of those affected by abuse. We work to educate and increase awareness about abuse and commit to building a compassionate and safe community.


The Cocoon will be a trusted partner, community leader and transforming voice in Wood County and surrounding areas. We are committed to ending domestic and sexual violence, empowering those affected by abuse, and envision safety, justice, nonviolence, and equity for all people through social change. 


A dedicated staff, a board of directors that believes in the mission of The Cocoon, and a supportive community are key to our success.  Cocoon staff work with survivors to ensure that housing, medical, legal, and other needs are addressed.  This comprehensive care empowers individuals to begin life free from violence and helps them battle the long-term effects of abuse.

Each year, The Cocoon provides support to more than 600 people, and housing to approximately 75 adults and their children fleeing abuse for around 3,000 nights of safe emergency housing.  With a newly renovated shelter, we hope to be able to house more victims in need of emergency safe housing. Every day, Cocoon advocates help individuals and their children from crisis to living lives free of violence.