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Prevention & Advocacy

ASHA Ray of Hope

Connects victims of domestic violence in the South Asian community to resources, case management, crisis intervention and provides advocacy. 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
Office: (614) 326-2121
asharayofhope.org

Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women

A primarily volunteer-based organization that serves domestic violence victims and their families through advocacy and referral services. Their website has information for teens and adults living in Ohio.
PO Box 423, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 825-0551 or (888) 622-9315
actionohio.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

Be The One Ohio

Their website provides sexual violence prevention resources, information and tools.
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV)
6111 Oak Tree Boulevard, Independence, Ohio 44131
(888) 886-8388
icanbetheone.com

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

LGBT teens can call the toll-free confidential helpline to receive advice and report hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence or sexual assault and more.
870 North Pearl Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 294-7867 or (866) 862-7286 Toll-free
bravo-ohio.org

Center for Family Safety & Healing

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

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.
childrenservices.franklincountyohio.gov/publications/parenting-tips.cfm

Columbus Recreation & Parks APPS (Applications for Purpose, Pride & Success)

A free violence reduction program offered to youth ages 14 to 21, living in zip codes 43207, 43203, 43223, and 43211 evening activities. The recreation centers located in these zip codes are open until 10 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
columbus.gov/recreationandparks/programs/Find-a-Program

Community for New Direction (CND)

A non-profit that offers mentoring and leadership development, bullying and violence prevention programs, summer camps, job readiness programs, college and university tours to elementary school, middle school and high school youth. CND also offers emergency support services on a case-by-base basis, parenting services and addiction counseling for adults.

  • Administrative Office
    2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 272-1464
  • Near East Office
    993 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 257-0305
  • West Office
    2096 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
    (614) 272-1464
  • South Office
    1008 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 272-1464
  • CND Outpatient Addiction Treatment and Counseling
    1000 Atcheson Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
    (614) 252-4941

cndonline.org

IMPACT Safety

Teaches safety awareness through workshops offered to youth and adults. People 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. Programs require a fee, but they offer need-based partial scholarships.
1699 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 437-2884
impactsafety.org

Jewish Family Services (JFS)

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
(614) 231-1890
jfscolumbus.org

Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV)

Advocates for comprehensive responses and rape crisis services for survivors, and empowers communities to prevent sexual violence.
6111 Oak Tree Boulevard, Independence, Ohio 44131
(888) 886-8388 or (216) 658-1381
oaesv.org

Ohio Department of Health Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Prevention Program (SADVPP)

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
odh.ohio.gov/health/sadv/sadv.aspx

Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN)

Call their free information line for a referral or information about domestic violence. Oth their website they have a list of programs by county, information for survivors, prevention toolkits, suggestions for family and friends, legal resources and more.
1855 East Dublin-Granville, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(800) 934-9840 Toll-free
odvn.org

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

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.
Physical Address: 1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
Mailing Address: PO Box 182081, Columbus, Ohio 43218
(888) 448-4842
ocjs.ohio.gov/family_violence.stm

Ohio Victim Witness Association (OVWA)

As a statewide advocacy organization, OVWA protects rights and services for victims and witnesses of crime. OVWA members now include county prosecutor-based advocates, community advocates, and other professionals. They work alongside state agencies and other statewide victim advocacy groups.
90 Northwoods Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 787-9000
ovwa.org

radKIDS

Educates children ages 8-12 about safety and how to defend themselves against bullying, child abuse and neglect, as well as sexual assault. radKIDS uses an age-appropriate, fun activity-based curriculum to help kids learn. Several programs exist in and around Columbus. Visit the website to find a program near you.
9 New Venture Drive, South Dennis, Massachusetts 02660
(844) 723-5437
radkids.org
Programs in Ohio: radkids.org/about-radkids/find-program/?State=oh

SAVE (Strategies Against Violence Everywhere) Promise Club

This school-based program teaches children how to be advocates for peace through a variety of activities that are fun and engaging.
Toll-free: (866) 343-7283
nationalsave.org