The Columbus Urban League (CUL) is a community‐based, non‐profit, advocacy organization that works to empower African Americans and marginalized groups through economic, educational and social progress with programs, classes and services. There initiatives fall under six categories:
788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
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
2100 Stella Court, Columbus, Ohio 43215
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
24/7 Helpline: (614) 565-2918
Provides in depth dating abuse programs exclusively to young people ages 12 to 24. Teens can go online to ask confidential, anonymous questions about dating violence, learn facts about abuse and find out how to protect themselves. They also offer youth leadership and education opportunities, legal services and are involved with advocacy.
PO Box 20035, Washington, DC 20035
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
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
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
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
Their elementary and middle school youth programs include: Young Ambassadors for Peace (YAP) an anti-bullying, violence prevention and leadership development program for schools and a summer day camp. CND’s programs for older youth focus on leadership development, job readiness, secondary education and employment opportunities. Their high school youth programs include: a job readiness program titled Future Opportunities Created for Urban Students (FOCUS), intergenerational mentorship, an annual historically black college and university tour and a violence intervention program titled Application for Purpose Pride and Success (APPS). CND offers emergency support services on a case-by-base basis, parenting services and addiction counseling for adults.
Serves refugees, asylees and immigrants in central Ohio by providing the following services:
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
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
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
Provide counseling and community support services. They also offer free employment counseling, career coaching, resume writing services and help finding a job, as well as support for those who have lost their jobs or are new to the country and need help. Services are available for all job seekers in Franklin County.
1070 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209
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
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. The locations are kept confidential for safety reasons.
500 West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
24-Hour Crisis Line: (614) 224-4663
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
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
Click below to go to the CAP4Kids counseling page, which lists agencies that provide group and individual counseling.
Go to CAP4Kids Counseling Page
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
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
777 West State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
Provides community prevention and education for young women about rape and dating violence.
899 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
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
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
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
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
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
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
Offers several free services to the Hispanic community including:
100 East Campus View Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
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
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
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
Provides a variety of services for Somali youth and adults.
3422 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43224
Program: Provides a wide-ranging provider of primary and dental care, outpatient services, school programs, office-based and individual counseling for youth with mental health and substance abuse problems, psychiatry, case management and homeless services
Eligibility: males and females, age 3 and older
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 a physician
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
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
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
Program: juvenile sex offender program, residential treatment, crisis stabilization/intervention and assessment services, treatment foster care, respite care, outpatient behavioral health and substance abuse services, intensive home based treatment, school-based mental health and prevention services
Eligibility: males and females, ages 12 to 18
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance, self-pay with a sliding fee scale
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred through the court system or by an organization
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