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Prevention & Advocacy

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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