Domestic / Community Violence
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
www.ocjs.ohio.gov or www.publicsafety.ohio.gov
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Family Safety & Healing
Offers counseling for children and adolescents who have been sexually or physically abused, children who have been exposed to family violence, and teens who have been victimized by relationship violence.
Program: office-based individual and family counseling, group counseling, psychiatry, medication management, psychological evaluations, developmental assessments and parenting classes
Eligibility: males and females of all ages up to age 21
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: patients may refer themselves or be referred by a physician
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722- 8212
Teaches safety awareness through workshops offered for people of all ages, starting with children age 4 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
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Medical Home for Children Exposed to Violence
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
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. This hotline offers help and advice in times of crisis, including help filing police reports, finding emergency shelter, developing safety plans and finding support groups.
PO Box 82068, Columbus, Ohio 43202
Toll-free: (866)-86-BRAVO or (866) 862-7286
Ohio Hispanic Coalition
Offers several free services to the Hispanic community including community education, ESOL for adults, legal rights referrals and immigration services, translation and interpretation services, parenting classes, after school programs, summer programs and a culturally sensitive 24-hour domestic violence hotline.
6161 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43229
Domestic Violence Hotline: (614) 746-3534
Referrals: (614) 840-9934
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
Alvis House Community Reentry Center
Works with youth who have been involved in the criminal justice system as they reenter the community, to promote personal responsibility and public safety. They also work with individuals who may be at risk of entering into criminal behavior. Services include education, life skills, career training and case management.
2100 Stella Court, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 252-8402 or (614) 223-1499
ASHA Ray of Hope
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 24-hour crisis line for help and support.
1505 Bethel Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 326-2121 or 24-hour Crisis Line: (614) 565-2918
American Psychological Association (APA)
Click below to read their resource guide for teens about dating abuse.
750 First Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
Asian American Community Services (AACS)
The Family Support Program helps Asian children and families who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and hate crimes. They provide culturally sensitive case management, referral services and emotional support.
4700 Reed Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43220
(614) 220-4023 or (614) 312-0337
Break the Cycle
Provides honest, practical solutions to dangerous and complicated teen dating violence situations. Teens can go online to ask confidential, anonymous questions about dating violence, learn facts about abuse and find out how to protect themselves.
PO Box 21034, Washington, DC 20009
Provides 24-hour emergency shelter, counseling and legal support for women facing domestic violence and their children (birth to age 17). The location is kept confidential for safety reasons. Day or evening, services ranging from individual sessions to support groups are available at several locations throughout the community. Call the crisis line for help and advice.
PO Box 06157, Columbus, Ohio 43206
24-Hour Hotline: (614) 224-4663
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.
525 East Mound Street, Columbus Ohio 43215
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, OH 43215
(614) 645-4760 or (614) 645-4545
Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS)
Offers counseling and support to limited English proficient (LEP) people who are victims of crimes or trafficking.
- 3628 Bexvie Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43227
- 4889 Sinclair Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
- 3000 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
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.
4071 East Main Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213
(614) 229-7000 Abuse Hotline
Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention to youth ages 12 to 18. Runaway youth can go to a designated Safe Place site for immediate assistance and support at any 24-hour Kroger store, White Castle or local fire station. Teens must be willing to work on family problems. Support is free and confidential. Counseling is provided for children and teens ages 6 to 18.
1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553
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
Legal Services for Victims of Domestic Violence and Trauma
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Mount Carmel Crime & Trauma Assistance Program (CTAP)
Helps children and teen victims of crime and trauma, including victims of domestic violence. They provide free counseling and healing in both group and individual settings. Click for a list of their support groups or call their helpline. Interpreter services are available as well. To qualify, children must be above age 4 and have experienced a traumatic event in the past 6 months. Click for a helpful list of resources for children affected by violence.
777 West State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
Multicultural Eastside Center of Columbus Area, Inc. (MECCA)
Provides community prevention and education for young women about rape and dating violence.
813 Bryden Road, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 372-3000, ext. 7350
National Center for Victims of Crime
Provides many resources for victims of dating violence and stalking.
2000 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
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-SAFE or (800) 799-7233
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
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
The Love is Respect organization provides free phone support and resources for teens involved in dating abuse. Their website offers helpful information for teens and parents about healthy relationships and signs of abuse, and teens can chat online to get free, confidential advice.
Teen Helpline: (866) 331-9474
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
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction (DRC) Reentry Resource Center
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
Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS)
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
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
Ohio Hispanic Coalition Domestic Violence Hotline
Offers a free 24-hour domestic violence hotline for Latinos and Hispanics dealing with domestic violence. They also provide support groups and services for prevention of family violence.
6161 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43229
Hotline: (614) 746-3534 or Referrals: (614) 840-9934
Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)
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
Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO)
This free, confidential local rape helpline offers emotional support, counseling referrals and community education for victims of sexual assault.
1299 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212
24-Hour Local Hotline: (614) 267-7020
National Hotline (RAINN): (800) 656-4673
Somali Community Association of Ohio
Provides advocacy, family counseling and support to Somali women who are victims of domestic violence. They also do shelter referrals.
3422 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43224
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
Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth (SAFY)
Provides treatment to adolescent male and female sexual offenders to eliminate the risk to the community. They also work with teenagers who have been in trouble with law enforcement agencies and provide teen parenting help.
4615 Hilton Corporate Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43232
(888) 590-7239 or (614) 729-2024
Starr Commonwealth Columbus (Hannah Neil Center)
Program: residential program for boys who display sexually reactive behavior and have experienced court involvement, are delinquents and require a higher level of structure than office-based programs can provide
Eligibility: males only, ages 12 to 18
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Caresource, Molina), self-pay, no private insurance
Referral: individuals may refer themselves but are typically referred through the court system or an organization
301 North Obetz Road, Columbus, Ohio 43207
(866) 289-9202 or (614) 491-5784
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.
57 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Survivors to Alivers
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
That’s Not Cool
This website was created by teens to help prevent relationship violence. It’s a national public education campaign that uses digital examples of controlling, pressuring and threatening behavior to raise awareness about and prevent teen dating abuse.
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC 20530
The sexually reactive and juvenile sex offender program is in Wooster, Ohio and is designed to help sexually dysfunctional youth that have had little or no prior treatment and have had a sexual offense. The Columbus location provides programs for sexually reactive youth as well.
1751 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
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