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Domestic / Community Violence

Catholic Social Services Pathways to Hope

Helps families establish safe, affordable housing and provides intensive case management for up to two years to provide survivors with children the support they need to break the cycles of poverty and violence. A case manager helps develop an individualized plan that can include education or job training, counseling, mentoring, and referrals to community services. Referrals are made through CHOICES Domestic Violence Shelter.
197 E. Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 221-5891

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

Somali Community Association of Ohio (SCAO)

Provides a variety of services for Somali youth and adults.

    • Free adult English (ESOL) classes and after school programs for Somali youth
    • Legal services, including help with immigration problems, landlord-tenant disputes and workplace issues
    • Help with school concerns and personal needs
    • Translation services and job help
    • Housing assistance
    • Family counseling and support to Somali women who are victims of domestic violence
    • Shelter referrals

3422 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43224
(614) 262-4068

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

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

Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women

Serves domestic violence victims and their families through resource and referral services, education and prevention services. Their website has information for teens, students and victims living in rural Ohio. They also have an online listing of domestic violence shelters throughout Ohio.
5900 Roche Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(888) 622-9315 or (614) 825-0551

Alvis House Community Reentry Center

Works with youth who have been involved in the criminal justice system as they reenter the community, to promote personal responsibility and public safety. They also work with individuals who may be at risk of entering into criminal behavior. Services include education, life skills, career training and case management.
2100 Stella Court, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 252-8402 or (614) 223-1499

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Medical Home for Children Exposed to Violence

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

American Psychological Association (APA)

Click below to read their resource guide for teens about dating abuse.
750 First Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
(800) 374-2721

ASHA Ray of Hope

Connects victims of domestic violence in the South Asian community with help and resources. They provide interpreter and transportation services as well. Victims can call the free, confidential hotline for help and support.
4900 Reed Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 565-2918

Break the Cycle

Provides honest, practical solutions to dangerous and complicated teen dating violence situations. Teens can go online to ask confidential, anonymous questions about dating violence, learn facts about abuse and find out how to protect themselves.
PO Box 20035, Washington, DC 20035
(202) 824-0707

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
Toll-free: (866)-862-7286 or (614) 294-7867


Provides 24-hour emergency shelter, counseling and legal support for women facing domestic violence and their children (birth to age 17).  Offers help during times of crisis and comprehensive services, such as free community-based support groups for survivors and victims of domestic violence.  Several locations throughout the community. The locations are kept confidential for safety reasons. Call the crisis line for help and advice.
500 West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
24-Hour Hotline: (614) 224-4663

Choose Your Partner Carefully

Franklin County Children Services and the Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have worked together to help inform people how to choose a partner who will be safe and helpful around their children.
855 West Mound Street, Columbus Ohio 43215
(614) 229-7000

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, OH 43215
(614) 645-4760 or (614) 645-4545

Columbus Recreation & Parks APPS Violence Reduction Program

Offers youth ages 14-21, living in zip codes 43207, 43203, 43223, and 43211 evening activities to help reduce violence.  Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday the recreation centers located in these zip codes are open until 11:30 pm to keep the youth occupied with arts, educational and recreational activities. Gang and violence mediation and intervention are also provided.
1111 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 645-8430

Community for New Direction (CND)

  • Once a year, offers a one-week tour across the U.S. of several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) every year for youth ages 14 to 18.
  • Offers a 6-week Summer Day Camp for youth ages 5 to 14, which includes a balance of education, prevention programming, and fun summer field trips.
  • Provides a 32-week after school peer group at three locations in Columbus and addresses alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and violence prevention education, for youth ages 5 to 14.
  • Offers addiction programs, including intensive outpatient, drug screening, group and individual counseling, mental health education, medically assisted treatment, anger management and life skills education.


  • 2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204 (Administrative Office)
    (614) 272-1464
  • 993 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205 (Near East Office)
    (614) 257-0305
  • 1000 Atcheson Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203 (Near East Office)
  • 2096 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223 (West Office)
    (614) 272-1464

Franklin County Children’s 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.
4071 East Main Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213
(614) 229-7000 Abuse Hotline

Huckleberry House Crisis Program

Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention to youth and teens. Runaway youth can go to a designated Safe Place site for immediate assistance and support, at any 24-hour Kroger store, White Castle or local fire station. Teens must be willing to work on family problems. Support is free and confidential. They also provide a wide range of counseling services to address issues such as abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, behavior problems and more.
1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553
Counseling Program: (614) 294-8097

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

Jewish Family Services (JFS) Family Violence Prevention Program

Promotes healthy relationships in the family and offers court advocacy, information, safety planning, referrals and emergency services for victims. All calls are confidential. They also offer counseling for children, teens and adults.
1070 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209
(614) 559-0142

Legal Services for Victims of Domestic Violence and Trauma

Click below to go to the CAP4Kids legal section, which has many resources for children, teens and adults who are victims of violence, abuse or trauma.
Go to CAP4Kids Legal Services Page

Love Without Hurt

Encourages and teaches teens the skills and information they need to build healthy relationships in their lives; recognizing and preventing teen dating abuse. Services include: classroom presentations, summer workshops, teen conferences and training for professionals. They provide professional guidance, education, support and services to parents, educators and professionals who work with teenagers.
360 South Third Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 353-4177

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
2238 South Hamilton Road, Columbus, Ohio  43232
(614) 751-0042

More Counseling Services

Click below to go to the CAP4Kids counseling page, which has counseling resources for victims of domestic violence, relationship violence, abuse and trauma.
Go to CAP4Kids Counseling Page

More Counseling Services

Click below to go to the CAP4Kids counseling page, which lists agencies that provide group and individual counseling.
Go to CAP4Kids Counseling Page

Mount Carmel Crime & Trauma Assistance Program (CTAP)

Helps children and teen victims of crime and trauma, including victims of domestic violence. They provide free counseling and healing in both group and individual settings. Click for a list of their support groups or call their helpline. Interpreter services are available as well. To qualify, children must be above age 4 and have experienced a traumatic event in the past 6 months. Click for a helpful list of resources for children affected by violence.
777 West State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 234-5900

Multicultural Eastside Center of Columbus Area, Inc. (MECCA)

Provides community prevention and education for young women about rape and dating violence.
899 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-0711

National Center for Victims of Crime

Provides many resources for victims of dating violence and stalking.
2000 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 467-8700

National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)

Provides free, confidential help, information and referrals for victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families.
24-Hour Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE or (800) 799-7233

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

The Safety Net Project helps victims of domestic violence use technology to find safety and escape domestic violence, stalking and abuse.
1400 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 543-5566

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

The Love is Respect organization provides free phone support and resources for teens involved in dating abuse. Their website offers helpful information for teens and parents about healthy relationships and signs of abuse, and teens can chat online to get free, confidential advice.
Teen Helpline: (866) 331-9474

Ohio Department of Health’s Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Prevention Program

Seeks to improve the health status of Ohio women by identifying issues that affect women’s health and addressing issues such as sexual assault and domestic violence prevention.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-2144

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction (DRC) Reentry Resource Center

Provides vital information to assist offenders reentry into society. Go online to see an extensive list of resources specific to each county.
770 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 387-0588

Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS)

Provides reentry services and services for juvenile offenders. Go online to view their list of certified juvenile reentry programs throughout Ohio and resources for both victims and offenders.
30 West Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-4314

Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN)

Call their free information line for a referral or information about domestic violence. They have a list of programs by county, information for survivors, prevention toolkits, suggestions for family and friends, legal resources and more.
4807 Evanswood Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(800) 934-9840

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

Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) Family Violence Prevention Center

Although they do not provide direct services to victims, they offer a lot of information about local and state programs for victims of sexual assault, hate crimes, homicide, domestic violence, teen dating violence and sexual abuse. They have brochures on teen dating violence in multiple languages and a list of domestic violence shelters.
1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43218
(888) 448-4842 or (614) 466-7782

Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)

This national organization has local chapters throughout Ohio. They provide emotional support to anyone who has suffered the murder of a loved one.
PO Box 23936, Columbus, Ohio 43223

Southeast, Inc.

Their domestic violence program offers services for male and female domestic violence victims and perpetrators. Their program for stalking victims offers information and education on Ohio’s stalking laws and offers assistance with evidence collection, protection orders, counseling, development of safety plans and crisis intervention.
16 West Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 225-0990

Start Strong Futures Without Violence

Offers teen and tween dating violence information and guidance for the professional or parent of middle-school age children. Real life love lessons, literature and webinars are shared as well as insight on proven strategies and ways to execute those strategies leading to healthy decisions teens and tweens can make to have healthy dating friendships and relationships.
100 Montgomery Street, San Francsico, California  94129
(415) 678-5500

Strategies Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)

Teaches children how to be advocates for peace through a variety of activities that are fun and engaging. Their school-based program places coordinators in the school daily.
92 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 228-5400

Survivors to Alivers

Offers an online 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, OH 43004
(614) 434-6010

That’s Not Cool

This website was created by teens to help prevent relationship violence. It’s a national public education campaign that uses digital examples of controlling, pressuring and threatening behavior to raise awareness about and prevent teen dating abuse.
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC 20530
(202) 514-2000

The 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 who have experienced family violence.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722- 8200

The Center for Family Safety & Healing Teen Dating Abuse

Offers counseling for victims of teen dating abuse, in addition to training for schools and community organizations regarding this issue.  Their website offers information regarding Teen Dating Abuse and how to Recognize, Respond and Refer.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio  43205
(614) 722-8200

Village Network

The sexually reactive and juvenile sex offender program is in Wooster, Ohio and is designed to help sexually dysfunctional youth that have had little or no prior treatment and have had a sexual offense. The Columbus location provides programs for sexually reactive youth as well.
1751 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 253-8050