Domestic Violence Resources


Domestic Violence Program — Visit this section of the Supreme Court of Ohio website to find technical assistance and specialized resources for domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. You can find stalking and sexually oriented offenses protection order forms, domestic violence protection order forms, and juvenile civil protection order forms. The website also has information about the batterer intervention program, selected research, domestic violence courts, and teen dating violence.

Domestic Violence Resources

The Supreme Court of Ohio

65 S. Front St.

6th Floor

Columbus, Ohio 43215

(614) 387-9408

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) — The mission of the NCADV is “to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy privilege, racism, sexism, and classism.” You can learn more about signs of abuse, statistics, and what to do when you think you are being abused. Also find information about financial education, cosmetic support, and a personalized safety plan.

ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women — The mission of ACTION OHIO is to promote quality programs, services, and resources to survivors of domestic violence. You can go to this website to find helpful links, view numerous statistics, and access a calendar of events. The website also has a number of publications.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline — The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a non-profit organization established in 1996 as a component of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visit this website to find statistics, learn more about getting help, and also read about elements of healthy relationships.

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence — LSS CHOICES has provided counseling, shelter, crisis intervention, education, and community and legal support and advocacy to central Ohio residents facing domestic violence since 1977. You can read stories from some of the people who came to LSS CHOICES. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions about shelters.

Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) — The Ohio Domestic Violence Network advances the principles that all people have the right to an oppression and violence free life; fosters changes in our economic, social and political systems; and brings leadership, expertise and best practices to community programs. Find various information for survivors on this website, including risk assessments, culturally specific resources, and economic justice resources. You can also find information relating to prevention.

Help for Victims of Abuse | Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence — View literature from the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence. You can find a list of phone numbers for emergency services and other programs. There is also information about how to protect yourself and help other people.

The Center for Family Safety and Healing — In 2011, the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children's merged with the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence into one organization, becoming The Center for Family Safety and Healing. The organization addresses all aspects of family violence, including child abuse and neglect, teen dating abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse, thanks to an impressive combination of public and private resources. Find information about programs, services, the Board of Directors, and how to help.

Domestic / Community Violence | Columbus OH | CAP4Kids — The Children’s Advocacy Project (CAP4Kids) was developed in 2005 to allow for healthcare providers, social workers, child advocates and parents and teens to find reliable, up-to-date information on community resources to help improve and enhance the lives of children and families. Columbus is one of the cities with a CAP4Kids, and you can use this website to find many community domestic violence resources.

ASHA Ray of Hope — ASHA Ray of Hope was founded by members of the South Asian community who became aware of how vulnerable South Asian women in the United States are to domestic violence. Use this website to find a community resource list, safety planning, and immigration legal help. You can also find news, a discussion board, and ways to volunteer.

Domestic Violence Resource Center (DVRC) — Visit this website to learn the story of the DVRC, which began in 1975 as a community based social group called “Women Together.” It is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing confidential shelter services, safety planning, and professional counseling. Use this website to find various brochures.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (DVRN) — NRCDV’s mission is to strengthen and transform efforts to end domestic violence. The organization was established in 1993 with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and operated as a national project housed within the structure of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) before becoming an independent organization in 2011. You can find annual reports, audit statements, and federal 990s. — The “Where’s The Line?” campaign is a first-of-its-kind effort designed to increase awareness of family violence and to change the behaviors of individuals who may be witnessing such acts, more commonly known as bystanders. You can find answers to several frequently asked questions about domestic violence. The website also has a number of featured articles and you can chat, text, or call Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Alvis | 180 Degree Impact — Alvis is a nonprofit human services agency with 50 years of experience providing highly effective treatment programs serving almost 8,000 men, women, young adults and children in Ohio each year. Read more about Alvis’ community reentry services, behavioral health services, and developmental disabilities services. You can also read some of the success stories.

Prevent Sexual Violence | Be the One Ohio | Sexual Violence Awareness — The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) is a statewide coalition that advocates for comprehensive responses and rape crisis services for survivors and empowers communities to prevent sexual violence. OAESV, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Domestic Violence Network co- convene the Ohio Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Consortium, a statewide group representing local rape crisis centers, domestic violence programs and allied groups focused on prevention. Find information about understanding domestic violence, preventing domestic violence, and maintaining healthy relationships free from domestic violence.

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