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Child Abuse / Bullying / Trafficking

Childcare Training Ohio (CTO)

CTO provides health and safety training (like CPR, first aid, communicable disease and child abuse recognition and prevention) for child care employees as well as the communities they serve. All training is conducted onsite and classes are open to the public. Cost is minimal.
PO Box 6292, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 495-7608
childcaretrainingohio.com

Where’s The Line?

The Where’s The Line? campaign is a first-of-its-kind effort designed to educate bystanders on how to appropriately address signs of family violence and abuse. Bystanders can anonymously and confidentially receive answers and advice by calling 844-234-5463 (LINE), texting 87028 or chatting at www.WheresTheLine.info. The Information Coordinator is available to assist 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(888) 234-5463 or text 87028
wherestheline.info

Additional Bullying Resources

Bullying in Schools
cops.usdoj.gov

Bullying.org
bullying.org

The Bully Project:  Special Needs Anti-Bullying Toolkit
specialneeds.thebullyproject.com

Kids Health
kidshealth.org

National Bullying Prevention Center
pacer.org

Safer Schools Ohio: Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Resources
saferschools.ohio.gov

Violence Prevention Works: Bullying
violencepreventionworks.org

Wrightslaw: Harrassment
wrightslaw.com

Ohio Juvenile Civil Protection Orders
supremecourtofohio.gov

United States Secret Service Safe School Initiative
ed.gov

Understanding Bullying and Cyberbullying
onlineschools.org/student-bullying-guide

Alvis

  • Community Reentry Program: Offers a comprehensive range of services designed to help people who are transitioning from the corrections system back into the community. Services include: cognitive-behavioral treatment at their residential reentry center, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, workforce development, case management, mentoring, family and children’s programs, help for human trafficking victims and transitional education programs.
  • Community Recovery Program: Amethyst and Recovery Choices are two Alvis programs that provide hope and help to those in recovery. Amethyst offers a range of services to women and their families. Recovery Choices is a comprehensive, substance abuse treatment program.
  • Developmental Disabilities Program: Promote independence, personal accountability and growth for the clients with developmental disabilities. Services include: residential care, behavioral intervention, vocational/job readiness skills training and supported living.

2100 Stella Court, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 252-8402
alvis180.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) The Resilience Project

Offers physicians information and resources to help children and adolescents who have been exposed to violence. This website addresses community violence, cyber bullying, child abuse, domestic violence and teen dating violence.
141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
(800) 433-9016
aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/resilience

Asian American Community Services (AACS)

Provides a variety of services for the Asian community:

    • After school and summer tutoring and mentoring programs for Asian Americans in grades K to 12, including educational, ESOL and college prep activities
    • Family Support Program (counseling) for victims of bullying, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and hate crimes
    • 24-hour interpreting / translation services
    • Computer and English classes
    • Career and college development workshops
    • Free health clinic and Hepatitis B testing

4700 Reed Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43220
Main Line: (614) 220-4023
Interpreting Hotline: (614) 216-4988
aacsohio.org

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

Teens can call the toll-free confidential helpline to receive advice and report hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence or sexual assault and more. They also offer a domestic violence support group for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people.
870 North Pearl Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 294-7867 or (866) 862-7286
bravo-ohio.org

Center for Family Safety & Healing

Fully addresses all aspects of family violence including child abuse and neglect, teen dating abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse.  They offer a continuum of research-based prevention, intervention and treatment programs for individuals (like counseling, prenatal/early intervention services, medical services for foster children and community training programs) who have experienced family violence.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722- 8200
familysafetyandhealing.org

Central Ohio Rescue & Restore Coalition (CORRC)

Established in the United States under the guidance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to assist victims of human trafficking, this coalition of community agencies provides information and resources through their 24-hour hotline. They provide free workshops and training on human trafficking. The Coalition’s work is focused in four areas: public awareness, social services, law enforcement and legislation.
966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
National Human Trafficking Hotline: (888) 373-7888 or text “INFO” or “HELP” to 233733
(614) 285-4357
centralohiorescueandrestore.org

Child Help National Child Abuse Hotline

This free, anonymous national child abuse hotline is available 24/7 and helps with crisis intervention, emotional support, referrals and emergency resources for kids, parents and professionals. They have interpreters available as well. Find out about safety tips, substance abuse and online child abuse resources.
4350 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85018
24-Hour Hotline: (800) 422-4453
childhelp.org

Columbus Division of Police

Individuals can submit a report immediately through the online reporting system and print a copy of the police report for free. Other prevention and alert information is also available.
120 Marconi Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Non-Emergency: (614) 645-4545
columbus.gov/police

Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS)

Serves refugees, asylees and immigrants in central Ohio by providing the following services:

  • Free employment counseling, skills training and job placement help
  • Services for new refugees for the first 3 months of their arrival in the U.S
  • ESOL (English) classes and translation services
  • Immigration legal programs, including help with citizenship applications, notary services, visa extensions, green card applications, immigration photos and work authorization
  • Counseling and support to limited English proficient (LEP) people who are victims of crimes or trafficking
  • Health and wellness programs

New clients are seen on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis during open immigration intake at the east office. After paying an initial fee, clients can meet with one of the lawyers.
1925 East Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 235-5747
crisohio.org

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Franklin County

Helps abused and neglected children in need of a powerful voice to speak up for their best interest. CASA volunteers are appointed by the court to advocate for children and help them obtain a safe, permanent home.
373 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-7450
casacolumbus.org

Crime Watch Alert

The Ohio Attorney General’s office offers an email alert to receive automated messages when a sex offender moves near a location you care about and allows people to search the database of records by county. It also offers safety tips.
30 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(866) 406-4534
icrimewatch.net/ohio.php

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS)

Individuals can report child abuse or neglect in Franklin County through their 24-hour child abuse hotline or visit the office in person. Emergency placement can be provided for at-risk children and teens. When appropriate, temporary placement with relatives, foster homes, or treatment centers are coupled with services to support family reunification and reduce the level of risk to the child. They also provide information about adoptable kids and the adoption process. View the 2017 FCCS Community Resource Guide.

  • Main Office: 855 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
    (614) 275-2571
  • Intake, Assessment and Investigations: 4071 East Main Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213
    (614) 229-7100
  • Provider Agency Concerns: 855 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
    (614) 275-2621

24-hour Child Abuse Hotline: (614) 229-7000
General Questions: (614) 229-7100
childrenservices.franklincountyohio.gov

Freedom a la Cart

Serves survivors of human trafficking so they can build a new life of freedom and self-sufficiency. They help by giving practical job skills and developing a strong work ethic through their organization and community partnerships.
Metropolitan Library’s Northside Branch
Physical Address: 1423 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Mailing Address: PO Box 21987, Columbus, Ohio 43221
(614) 992-3252
freedomalacart.org

Gracehaven

Gracehaven is a faith-based non-profit organization that cares for sexually exploited children under age 18 by providing comprehensive services, such as long-term shelter, education, and counseling.
Office: 2508/2510 Summit Street, Columbus, Ohio 43202
Mailing: PO Box 82102, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 302-9515
gracehaven.me

Huckleberry House

Huckleberry House works with Central Ohio’s youth ages 12 to 24 and families who are dealing with issues like abuse, violence, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. Programs include:

  • Crisis Shelter – Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention.
  • Transitional Living Program – Assists youth ages 17 to 21 with independent living skills, mental health support and securing living arrangements. Teens meet with counselors for free and confidential support.
  • Family Support Program – Counseling services are available to youth ages 12 to 22 and their families.
  • Youth Outreach Program (YOP) & YOP Shop – Meet with youth ages 12 to 24, anywhere, to help connect or make aware of support that’s available in the community to help you with housing, education, employment, and other needs. YOP Shop is the location where that assistance can occur.
  • Scholarship Program – Provide scholarship funds to young people in their programs to help pay for college tuition and expenses.

1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
YOP Shop: 893 East Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553 or text “SAFE” and your current location to 69866 to find a Safe Place Partner that can help you get to Huck House
YOP Shop: (614) 826-3630
Administrative Office: (614) 294-8097
huckhouse.org

IMPACT Safety

Teaches safety awareness through workshops offered for people of all ages, starting with children age 5 and above. Children learn personal safety skills, how to set boundaries and how to avoid dangerous situations. They also have experience working with people with special needs. Community programs are offered several times per year in various locations. Many programs are free but some require a fee.
1699 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 437-2936
impactsafety.org

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services (MOPS)

Program: Provides a broad range of mental health services to children, adolescents and families. Individual, group and family therapy is offered and also their Therapeutic Mentor Program; which helps to enhance skills learned in therapy. Other services address adjustments disorders, grief and loss, disruptive behaviors and mood disorders. They also specialize in blended families, sexual abuse, domestic violence, anger management and ADHD.
Elibility: children, adolescents and families in Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Delaware and Ross counties
Cost: Ohio Medicaid is accepted and other health insurances will cover. Contact directly for more specific information on services and payment options.
Referral: no referral needed

  • Franklin County: 2238 South Hamilton Road, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    (614) 751-0042
  • Fairfield County: 624 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 687-0042
  • Licking County: 68 West Church Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 281-1777
  • Delaware County: 236 West Central Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 417-9265
  • Ross County: 114 Renick Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
    (740) 851-4461

mopsohio.com

Mount Carmel Crime & Trauma Assistance Program (CTAP)

Helps children and teen victims of crime and trauma, including survivors of childhood sexual abuse and other forms of trauma (such as natural disaster, car accidents, serious medical treatment or domestic violence). They provide free counseling and healing in both group and individual settings and offers free bus passes to clients.
Program: office-based individual and group counseling for children and teens who have been victims of crime or trauma, free support groups, including a free parent/kid group for children who have been victims of violence
Eligibility: males and females, ages 3 and up who have experienced a traumatic event
Cost: free
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
777 West State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 234-5900
mountcarmelhealth.com/ctap-services

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

They have a quick search for missing children and a call center for reporting a sighting of a missing child, as well as a cyber tip line to report child pornography or suspected child sexual exploitation. They also have a 24-hour hotline and information and resources about missing children, sexual exploitation, child safety, sex offenders and natural disasters.
699 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
24-Hour Call Center: (800) 843-5678
missingkids.com

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

This advocacy organization helps develop programs and public policy to prevent shaken baby syndrome.
1433 North 1075 West, Farmington, Utah 84025
Toll-free: (801) 447-9360
dontshake.org

National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

This national, toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country every day of the year. Call to report a tip, connect with local anti-trafficking services or find more resources and information.
PO Box 53315, Washington, DC 20009
24-Hour Hotline: (888) 373-7888 or text “INFO” or “HELP” to 233733
polarisproject.org

National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW)

The U.S Department of Justice provides this website to allow people to find information online about sex offenders and offers a mible app. The website also has reliable information about sexual abuse.
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20530
(202) 514-4689
nsopw.gov

National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP)

Program: NYAP offers an array of therapeutic and family foster care services, community-based behavioral health services and home based services, respite care, case management, adoption, emergency shelter care, substance abuse counseling, services for sexually reactive children and youth and for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, and parent services
Eligibility: males and females, ages 5 to 21
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral:individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else

  • 527 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 227-9444 or (866) 438-6508
  • 1303 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 252-6927 or (800) 256-5001
  • 15 North Third Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 349-7511 or (800) 553-9701
  • 431 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 227-9420

Toll-free: (877) 692-7226
nyap.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital It’s Not Cool to Be Cruel

This interactive educational program for middle school students deals with the physical and emotional cruelty inflected by bullying and violence. Students learn to appreciate their own difference and the difference of those around them. The goal is to help students become compassionate, caring and cooperative.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0678
nationwidechildrens.org/its-not-cool-to-be-cruel

Ohio Children’s Trust Fund (OCTF)

Provides statewide advocacy and funding for prevention of child abuse and neglect.
4200 East Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 387-5478
jfs.ohio.gov/OCTF/index.stm

Ohio Hispanic Coalition

Offers several free services to the Hispanic community including:

  • Homework help and educational after school programs
  • Summer camps for Latino / Hispanic children
  • Translation and interpretation services
  • English (ESOL) and citizenship classes for adults
  • Support group for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

100 East Campus View Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 840-9934
ohiohispaniccoalition.org

Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force

The website provides helpful information and resources and a directory of the various anti-human trafficking coalitions throughout Ohio. The Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition services provided include law enforcement, case management, housing assistance, economic assistance, legal assistance, referrals, counseling, addiction recovery, workforce development training, employment for survivors and more.
966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 437-2147
National Human Trafficking Hotline: (888) 373-7888 or text “INFO” or “HELP” to 233733
humantrafficking.ohio.gov

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

Provides free, confidential advice and support 24/7 through the National Sexual Assault Hotline. They also operate an online hotline providing live, secure help to victims through an instant messaging-type interface. In addition, you can use the zip code search to locate a counseling center in your area.
2000 L Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
24-Hour Hotline: (800) 656-4673
rainn.org

Red Treehouse

This online resource supporting the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children and young adults, prenatal to age 25. The website helps families find resources, organizations and events to meet their specific needs and challenges. Users can customize profiles by location (counties within Ohio), age ranges and topics of interest. RedTreehouse.org is a collaborative effort of Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland and Ohio Family and Children First.
10415 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 229-5757, ext. 1126
redtreehouse.org

Safer Schools Ohio

This program is based on four components: Prevention/Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. They provide guidance to Ohio school administrators in planning, educating staff, and enforcing their school’s safety and security operations. Their website provides resources for school officials ranging from Safer Schools posters and school safety grants, to Ohio laws governing school safety.
1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 644-2641 or SaferOH Tip Line: call or text (844) 723-3764
saferschools.ohio.gov

Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO)

This 24-hour free, confidential local rape helpline offers emotional support, counseling referrals and community education for victims of sexual assault, rape, abuse and incest.
1299 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212
24-Hour Local Hotline: (614) 267-7020
National Hotline (RAINN): (800) 656-4673
ohiohealth.com/services/neuroscience/our-programs/behavioral-and-mental-health/sarnco

Shaken Baby Alliance

Their website contains resources and information about Shaken Baby Syndrome, as well as resources for reporting abuse.
8101 Boat Club Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76179
Toll-free: (817) 882-8686
shakenbaby.com

She Has A Name

She Has A Name is a faith-based organization that teaches job skills to survivors of human trafficking. They also provide education classes, increase awareness and serve partner organizations in the Central Ohio community.
Office: 345 East Second Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Mailing: 605 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 636-0421
shehasaname.org

She Has A Name Cleaning Services

Residential and commercial cleaning company that empowers survivors of human trafficking in Columbus, Ohio. Provides survivors of human trafficking the opportunity to be restored into society and welcomed into the workplace through an innovative business that provides top-quality cleaning services to clients who care.
1059 Cable Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 447-0528
shancleaning.com

Stomp Out Bullying

Focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse. This website shares lessons and offers solutions about homophobia, racism and hatred and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities. Kids and parents can find help for those in need, at risk of suicide, raising awareness and peer mentoring programs in schools. Professionals and parents can access ways on how to keep their children safe and responsible online.
(877) 602-8559
stompoutbullying.org

Stop It Now!

This national organization offers information on internet safety, sexual behavior problems in youth, age-appropriate sexual behavior, legal help and more. They also have a toll-free confidential helpline and an online help center for victims of child abuse.
351 Pleasant Street, Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Helpline: (888) 773-8368
stopitnow.org

StopBullying.gov

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers this website with information and tips on ways to support kids involved in bullying, assess bullying and learning the warning signs. Information is also available on youth with special needs who are being bullied. Utilize resources available and learn about state policies and laws.
200 Independence Way Southwest, Washington, DC 20201
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
stopbullying.gov

Survivors to Alivers

Offers an online, group and on-on-one support community allowing survivors of sexual abuse, rape, child abuse and domestic violence to support and encourage each other along their journey of healing.
PO Box 215, Blacklick, Ohio 43004
(614) 434-6010
survivorstoalivers.org

The SWITCH National Anti-Human Trafficking Network

A national network providing support, resources, housing, protection to victims of human trafficking, street prostitution, homeless and vulnerable youth. SWITCH advocates and works towards awareness, enforcement, community connections and prevention programs.
PO Box 298172, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 285-4433
jointheswitch.org

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services SAMHSA

Click to see the Take Action against Bullying Guide, a helpful guide for parents to learn how to talk to their kids about bullying and help to prevent it.
5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857
Toll-free: (877) 726-4727 or TTY (800) 457-4889
National Helpline: (800) 662-4357 or TTY (800) 487-4889
samhsa.gov