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Prevention & Advocacy

Safe at Home

Helps victims of domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, rape, or sexual battery by shielding their personal information from public record and providing them with a safe and secure way to participate in our democratic process. Program participants are assigned a substitute address designated by the Secretary of State’s Office to serve as their address.
(614) 466-2655 or (877) 767-6446
(614) 466-0562 or (877) 644-6889 TTY Toll-free
180 East Broad Street, 16th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215
sos.state.oh.us/secretary-office/office-initiatives/safe-at-home

Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women

A primarily volunteer-based organization that serves domestic violence victims and their families through advocacy and referral services. Their website has information for teens and adults living in 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 pediatricians and families 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.
aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/resilience/Pages/Resilience-Project.aspx

ASHA Ray of Hope

Connects victims of domestic violence in the South Asian community to resources, case management, crisis intervention and provides advocacy. They provide interpreter and transportation services as well. Victims can call the free, confidential hotline for help and support.
4900 Reed Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
24/7 Helpline: (614) 565-2918
Office: (614) 326-2121
asharayofhope.org

Be The One Ohio

Their website provides sexual violence prevention resources, information and tools for teens and young adults.
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV)
6111 Oak Tree Boulevard, Independence, Ohio 44131

  • (888) 886-8388
  • Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline: (844)-644-64357

Be the One Ohio: icanbetheone.com
OAESV: oaesv.org

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

LGBT teens can call the toll-free confidential helpline to receive survivor support and report hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence or sexual assault and more.
(614) 294-7867 or (866) 862-7286 Toll-free
bravo.equitashealth.org

Center for Family Safety & Healing

Addresses all aspects of family violence including child abuse and neglect, teen dating abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse. They offer community training and a continuum of research-based prevention, intervention and treatment programs for individuals (like counseling and medical services for foster children) who have experienced family violence.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205

  • General: (614) 722-8200
  • Adult Counseling Services: (614) 722-8293
  • Child Assessment Center: (614) 722-3278
  • Child & Family Counseling: Intake – (614) 722-8212 or Questions/Concerns – (614) 722-8210
  • Fostering Connections Program: (614) 722-6789

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. For more tips for parents and guardians click the link below.
childrenservices.franklincountyohio.gov/publications/parenting-tips.cfm

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

A free violence reduction program offered to youth ages 14 to 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 engage youth in the arts and in 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/Find-a-Program

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

IMPACT Safety

Teaches safety awareness through workshops offered to youth and adults. People 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. Programs require a fee, but they offer need-based partial scholarships.
1699 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 437-2884
impactsafety.org

Jewish Family Services (JFS)

Provides 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, victims of domestic violence and more.
1070 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209
(614) 231-1890
jfscolumbus.org

Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV)

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

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Prevention Program (SADVPP)

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) 466-9543
odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/sexual-assault-and-domestic-violence-prevention-program

Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN)

Call their free information line for a referral or information about domestic violence. Oth their website 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 Toll-free
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.
ocjs.ohio.gov/family_violence.stm

Ohio Victim Witness Association (OVWA)

As a statewide advocacy organization, OVWA protects rights and services for victims and witnesses of crime. OVWA members now include county prosecutor-based advocates, community advocates, and other professionals. They work alongside state agencies and other statewide victim advocacy groups.
90 Northwoods Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 787-9000
ovwa.org

radKIDS

Educates children ages 8-12 about safety and how to defend themselves against bullying, child abuse and neglect, as well as sexual assault. radKIDS uses an age-appropriate, fun activity-based curriculum to help kids learn. Several programs exist in and around Columbus. Visit the website to find a program near you.
9 New Venture Drive, South Dennis, Massachusetts 02660
(844) 723-5437 Toll-free
radkids.org

SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Promise Club

This school-based program teaches children how to be advocates for peace through a variety of activities that are fun and engaging.
(866) 343-7283 Toll-free
nationalsave.org

Turning Point

Provides temporary shelter for victims/survivors of domestic violence and their children, food, transportation, individual and group education and support; as well as advocacy, transitional housing and a crisis line that provides victims with supportive listening, information and referral resources and access to agency services. All services are free of charge and confidential. They serve primarily domestic violence victims and their families in Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Union and Wyandot Counties.
PO Box 875, Marion, Ohio 43301

24-Hour Hotline:

  • (800) 232-6505 for callers outside of Marion
  • (740) 382-8988 for local and business calls
  • Text “turningpoint”, “turning point”, “tphelp” or “turningHELP” to 20121

turningpoint6.org