Victim Help

HELP FOR VICTIMS
No one deserves to be abused. If this is happening to you, it is not your fault. Help is available by calling any of the phone numbers listed here. Please remember: you're not alone!

EMERGENCY………9-1-1

Ohio Employee Assistance Program
P: 800-221-6327

SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS:

Child Help USA
P: 800-422-4453
  (ALSO REFERRED TO AS 800-4-A-CHILD)
National Runaway Hotline
P: 800-621-4000
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
P: 866-331-9474
Ohio Youth Advocate Program
P: 877-692-7226
Children Services Assoc of Ohio
P: 614-224-5802
Center for Family Safety & Healing
P: 614-722-8200

SERVICES FOR ADULT VICTIMS:

Ohio Adult Protective Services
P: 614-525-4348
Ohio Coalition for Battered Women
P: 888-622-9315
BRAVO (LGBTQ Services)
P: 866-862-7286
National Domestic Violence Hotline
P: 800-799-7233
Office of Criminal Justice Services, Family Violence/Prevention Center
P: 888-448-4842
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence
P: 888-886-8388
Ohio Domestic Violence Network
P: 800-934-9840
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, also known as 800-656-HOPE)
P: 800-656-4673
Ohio Department on Aging
P: 800-266-4346
Ohio Attorney General Victims Services
P: 800-582-2877
Ohio Hispanic Coalition
P: 614-840-9934

HERE’S HOW TO HELP OTHERS BEING ABUSED:

--Plan what you want to say, and find a private place to have the conversation.
--Ask questions like “How can I help you?” “What do you want me to do about your situation?”
--Be supportive and listen to the victim give you time to answer these questions. Don’t just say “Just get out of the situation.” THAT IS NOT A SAFE PIECE OF ADVICE.
--Let the victim know you understand verbal, physical, and emotional abuse is never acceptable and not the victim’s fault. Provide them with these resources.

To help a child being abused: REPORT ANY SUSPISCIOUS ACTIONS TO CHILDREN’S SERVICES (NUMBER NOTED ABOVE), LINK THE CHILD TO A SAFE ADULT, AND CONTACT CHILD HELP USA (NUMBER ALSO NOTED ABOVE).

TO HELP SOMEONE WHO IS A BATTERER - Contact the Ohio Domestic Violence Network at 1-800-934-9840 for Program Referral.