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Domestic Violence Hotlines and Help

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or 1.800.787.3224 (TTY) – A crisis intervention and referral phone line for domestic violence. (Texas Council on Family Violence)
  • Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Child Protection and Custody:  1.800.527. 3223
  • Legal Aid of Western Ohio:  1.877.894.4599  Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) and Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) are non-profit regional law firms that provide high quality, legal assistance in civil matters to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in western Ohio achieve self reliance, economic opportunity and equal justice.
  • Ohio Domestic Violence Network  1.800.934.9840  The Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) is a statewide coalition of domestic violence programs, supportive agencies and concerned individuals organizing to ensure the elimination of domestic violence by: providing technical assistance, resources, information and training to all who address or are affected by domestic violence; and promoting social and systems change through public policy, public awareness and education initiatives.
  • Action Ohio  1.888.622.9315  ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women is a statewide domestic violence coalition, founded in 1976 by members of The Council of Ohio YWCAs. First formed to foster the development of DV shelters and quality services for victims in Ohio, ACTION OHIO continues to support the work of local agencies in a variety of ways, as well as represent their best interests within state government.
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 1.303.839.1852 TTY: 1.303.839.8459 The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.
  • National Center for Victims of Crime  1.202.467.8700  The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.
  • National Organization for Victims Assistance 1.800.TRY.NOVA  The National Organization for Victim Assistance is comprised of victim and witness assistance programs and practitioners, criminal justice agencies and professionals, mental health professionals, researchers, former victims and survivors, and others committed to the recognition and implementation of victim rights and services.
  • National Online Resources Center on Violence Against Women The mission of VAWnet, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, is to harness and use electronic communication technology to end violence against women.
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence:  800-537-2238 or TTY Hotline 800-553-2508
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center:  877-739-3895 or TTY Hotline 717-909-0715
  • State Coalition List – Directory of state offices that can help you find local support, shelter, and free or low-cost legal services. Includes all U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Handbook – Guide to domestic violence covers common myths, what to say to a victim, and what communities can do about the problem. (U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Domestic Violence: The Cycle of Violence – Learn about the cycle of violence common to abusive relationships. (Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service)

Rape and Sexual Violence Resources

For Parents

For Men

  • Intimate Partner Abuse Against Men – Learn about domestic violence against men, including homosexual partner abuse, sexual abuse of boys and male teenagers, and abuse by wives or partners. (National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Canada)

For Gay Men and Women

  • Abuse in Same-Sex Relationships – Describes myths about same-sex abuse; unique problems of the victims of same-sex abuse; and what society and professionals can do to help. (Education Wife Assault)

For Immigrant Women

  • Information for Immigrants – Domestic violence resources for immigrant women. En Español:Información para Inmigrantes. (Women’s Law Initiative)

For Teens

  • Dating Violence – Guide to teen dating violence, including early warning signs that your boyfriend or girlfriend may become abusive. (The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
  • Teens: Love Doesn’t Have To Hurt (PDF) – A teen-friendly guide to what abuse looks like in dating relationships and how to do something about it. (American Psychological Association)




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