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Reporting & Helplines

Where’s The Line?

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
wherestheline.info

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, Ohio 43215
Non-Emergency: (614) 645-4545
columbus.gov/police

Franklin County Children 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. They also provide information about adoptable kids and the adoption process. View the 2017 FCCS Community Resource Guide.

  • Main Office: 855 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
    (614) 275-2571
  • Intake, Assessment and Investigations: 4071 East Main Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213
    (614) 229-7100
  • Provider Agency Concerns: 855 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
    (614) 275-2621

24-hour Child Abuse Hotline: (614) 229-7000
General Questions: (614) 229-7100
childrenservices.franklincountyohio.gov

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) 799-7233 or TTY (800) 787-3224
thehotline.org

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

Provides free, confidential advice and support 24/7 through the National Sexual Assault Hotline. They also operate an online hotline providing live, secure help to victims through an instant messaging-type interface. In addition, you can use the zip code search to locate a counseling center in your area.
2000 L Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
24-Hour Hotline: (800) 656-4673
rainn.org

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
ohiohealth.com/services/neuroscience/our-programs/behavioral-and-mental-health/sarnco