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Prevention & Advocacy

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.
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

Public awareness campaign focused on preventing sexual and relationship violence in Ohio. Their website provides prevention resources, information and tools to promote the prevention of sexual violence.
1228 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(888) 886-8388
icanbetheone.com

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

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

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

Is a violence reducation program offered to youth ages 14-21, 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/Applications-for-Purpose,-Pride-and-Success-(APPS)

Community for New Direction (CND)

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.

  • 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
  • 2096 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223 (West Office)
    (614) 272-1464

cndonline.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

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

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.
1325 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 543-5566
nnedv.org/content/safety-net

Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV)

Advocates for comprehensive responses and rape crisis services for survivors, and empowers communities to prevent sexual violence.
1228 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(888) 886-8388 or (216) 658-1381
oaesv.org

Ohio Department of Health 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
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. 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
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. They have brochures on teen dating violence in multiple languages and a list of domestic violence shelters.
Physical Address: 1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
Mailing Address: PO Box 182081, Columbus, Ohio 43218
(888) 448-4842 or (614) 466-0306
ocjs.ohio.gov/family_violence.stm

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.
Toll-free: (866) 343-7283
nationalsave.org