Sisters in Shelter

New social enterprise to employ human trafficking, domestic violence survivors

Program works with Sisters in Shelter

TIFFIN, OHIO – June 3, 2021 – Beginning today, a new boutique website has launched for Hope’s Landing, a non-profit social enterprise partnering with Sisters in Shelter in Downtown Tiffin. Hope’s Landing features products including candles, soaps and lip balm that are produced by human trafficking and domestic violence survivors.

By working with clients of Sisters in Shelter, Hope’s Landing offers survivors the opportunity to gain employment and earn a wage, job skills, and access to education, such as money management courses, and mental health services.

Sisters in Shelter is a non-profit organization located in Downtown Tiffin, Ohio that offers services to human trafficking and domestic violence survivors, including operating a safe house. The organization also strive to educate the community on these issues and the need to address them in Tiffin.

“For some clients at Sisters in Shelter, it is incredibly difficult to transition back into normal life after leaving our services. I am excited that we can help these women earn an income, learn life skills and still be part of the lifelong support system Sisters in Shelter has in place,” said Leah Cordy, Founder and Executive Director.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz said, “Hope’s Landing provides a valuable service for the women who are helped by Sisters in Shelter. It is exciting to see this next step for this very important program.”

As well as on the website, Hope’s Landing products also will be for sale at farmers markets in Tiffin, Findlay, Fostoria and Fremont, as well as the Tiffin Flea Market:

  • Findlay: June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, Aug. 12, Aug. 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 23, Oct. 7
  • Fostoria: July 17, Aug. 7, Aug. 21, Sept. 4, Sept. 18
  • Fremont: June 19, July 17, Aug. 7, Aug. 21, Sept. 4, Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 16
  • Tiffin: June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, Aug. 14, August 28, Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23
  • Tiffin Flea Market: June 12-13, Aug. 14-15, Sept. 11-12, Oct. 2-3.

For more information, find Hope’s Landing on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok or visit hopes-landing.com.

About Downtown Tiffin

The revitalization of downtown Tiffin began in 2011, when a group of community members came together to for “Tiffin Tomorrow”, with the goal of promoting and encouraging economic development in downtown Tiffin, and creating plans, programs and actions to ensure long-term vitality and prosperity. In 2014, the city of Tiffin contracted with SIEDC to act as the downtown organization and “Tiffin Tomorrow” came under the SIEDC umbrella as the “Downtown Development Committee,” which serves as the governing board of the downtown organization. In 2015, Tiffin joined Heritage Ohio’s Ohio Main Street Program. For more information, click here.

Around the Town event welcomes back university students

around the townNearly 1,000 Heidelberg and Tiffin University students will have an opportunity to see what more than 60 Tiffin businesses and organizations are all about at a Welcome Back Students/Around the Town Event this Saturday, Aug. 22 from 3 – 5 p.m. on the courthouse green space.

Around the Town is one of the signature events of the Downtown Strategic Plan, and this is the first year that the event will be held downtown and combine both universities.

WTSC Seneca County Radio will be live broadcasting from the event, playing music and interviewing guests. Several restaurants will be providing free samples, shops and restaurants will hand out coupons and menus, non-profits will provide students with information about how to get involved in their organizations and students can check out local services.

SIEDC Downtown Development Specialist Bryce Riggs is a Heidelberg student the lead organizer of the event. “As a student and lifelong Tiffin resident, I am aware of the opportunities in the community, but the majority of new students don’t know what’s out there or where they can go. Tiffin has so much to offer! I would like other students to know what’s out there, so they can get involved in the local organizations and visit our restaurants and shops,” Riggs said.

Participating businesses and organizations:

Businesses open around the square: