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Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

Serve LGBTQ+ individuals across Ohio who are experiencing hate and bias violence, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, or another related form of violence. They serve teens/youth, though they may be required to report suspected/known abuse to a minor. To contact BRAVO, you can call their toll-free number, email or report a question at report@bravo-ohio.org, text or visit their website and click the secure chat box to chat live with an advocate online.
4400 North High Street, Suite 207, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Helpline: (866) 862-7286 Toll-free
Text an advocate at (614) 333-1907
bravo-ohio.org

Central Ohio Youth for Christ (COYFC)

A faith-based organization that offers free programs for youth. Some programs include:

  • City Life
    Offers free group meetings, mentoring relationships, free childcare and other support for teen moms, job and life skills training and financial literacy for teens.
    40 Chicago Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
    (614) 410-1898
  • HireLevel Promotions
    Trains and employs teens in embroidery, screen printing and direct-to-garment printing.

    1256 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
    (614) 467-4242
  • HireLevel Auto
    Teaches teens how to perform automobile maintenance and repairs. Donated cars are repaired under the supervision of a certified mechanic.
    2915 Winchester Pike, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    (614) 237-7300
  • Point Break
    Facilitates anti-bullying seminars for area high schools. This evidence-based program is highly effective in helping teens develop compassion for each other.
    (614) 582-5377
  • Juvenile Justice Ministries
    Offer spiritual counseling sessions and small interactive chapel services for incarcerated youth at multiple juvenile detention centers.

(614) 848-4870
coyfc.org

Community for New Direction (CND)

CND is a non-profit agency that provides services for adults and youth in three areas: prevention, intervention, and treatment. Their youth services include a Summer Day Camp, after-school program, and in-school program. They teach leadership development, anti-bullying and violence prevention, job readiness, college preparedness, and focus on ATOD-V (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as violence) education. They also take high-school aged youth on an annual college tour and offer a FOCUS (Future Opportunities Created for Urban Students) program.

  • Administrative Office
    2323 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 160, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • East Office
    993 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
  • West Office
    2096 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
  • South Office
    1008 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
  • Outpatient Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services
    1000 Atcheson Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203

Main Phone: (614) 272-1464
Treatment Services Phone: (614) 252-4941
cndcolumbus.org

Empower Our Youth

Provides anti-bullying resources and services to youth ages 5 to 17 years old. They help families in reporting bullying incidents to the appropriate authorities, educate kids and teens on how to be safe, as well as raise anti-bullying awareness through peer mentoring programs (Kool Kids Club). All services are free, except their anti-bullying fashion show.
462 Walnut Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 928-0016
empowerouryouthllc.org

My Project USA

A faith-based organization that support Muslim youth and families through youth development programs, parent education, as well as help victims and at-risk individual of violence and abuse.
3036 Sullivant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 905-0977
Hotline: (844) 843-5737
myprojectusa.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) It’s Not Cool to Be Cruel

This interactive educational program for students in 5th-7th grade deals with the physical and emotional cruelty inflected by bullying and violence. Students learn to appreciate their own difference and the difference of those around them. Teachers or group leaders can register online and request this program to come to classrooms or youth groups.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0678
nationwidechildrens.org/its-not-cool-to-be-cruel

Safer Schools Ohio

Sign up for SafterOH Tip Line to report potential suicide, school shootings, bullying or other problems anonymously. This program is based on four components: Prevention/Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. They also provide guidance to Ohio school administrators in planning, educating staff, and enforcing their school’s safety and security operations.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 644-2641
SaferOH Tip Line: call or text (844) 723-3764
saferschools.ohio.gov

STOMP Out Bullying

Focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse. Their HelpChat Line is a free and confidential help chat for youth ages 13-24. It is intended to assist those who are victims of all forms of bullying and those who may be at-risk for suicide as a result of being bullied. There are resources for youth, parents and educators.
General Inquiries: (877) 602-8559
stompoutbullying.org
HelpChat Line: stompoutbullying.org/helpchat

StopBullying.gov

Provides information and tips on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. They also provide resources on state laws, policies and regulations and bullying prevention training.
stopbullying.gov

Additional Bullying Resources

National Bullying Prevention Center
pacer.org/bullying/resources/info-facts.asp

Bullying.org (Be Strong App)
bullying.org

Kids Health
kidshealth.org

Wrightslaw: Harrassment
wrightslaw.com/info/harassment.index.htm

Take Action Against Bullying Guide
samhsa.gov

Safer Schools Ohio: Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Resources
saferschools.ohio.gov/content/anti_harassment_intimidation_and_bullying_resources

Ohio Juvenile Civil Protection Orders
supremecourtofohio.gov