Between 2 and 4 million women are annually victimized by domestic violence. Most children in homes in which domestic violence occurs witness that abuse and suffer secondary psychological effects, including aggressive behavior and depression. Male children who witness abuse are more likely to become abusers themselves as adults, creating a vicious, intergenerational cycle of violent behavior. (ABA Domestic Violence Commission)


If you need help or someone you know is experiencing or in some way involved in domestic violence please recognize that there are measures to take in order to prevent further harm. If you are a victim of violence we strongly urge you to devise a safety plan for a time of extreme emergency, and the following list of Domestic Shelters will be a great start for obtaining help and vital information.

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Ohio Domestic Violence Shelters:


  • Sounding Board Counseling Center P.O. Box 091137 Columbus, OH 43209 Office (614) 231-1164 Crisis Line (614) 231-1151 Domestic Violence Ohio Hot line (800) 829-1122

  • Action Ohio Coalition For Battered Women P.O. Box 15673 Columbus OH 43215 (614)221-1255 (800)934-9840

  • Ohio Domestic Violence Network 4041 N High St. #101 Columbus OH 43214 (614)784-0023

  • Battered Women's Shelter P.O. Box 9074 Akron OH 44305 Business #: 216-374-0740 Hotline/Crisis: 216-374-1111

  • Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter P.O. Box 3622 Alliance OH 44601 Business #: 216-823-7223 Hotline/Crisis: 216-823-7223

  • Homesafe P.O. Box 702 Ashtabula OH 44004 Business #: 216-992-2727 Hotline/Crisis: 216-992-2727

  • My Sister's Place P.O. Box 1158 Athens OH 45701 Business #: 614-594-8337 Hotline/Crisis: 614-593-3402 Toll Free #: (800)443-3402

  • House of Peace, Clearmount YWCA 55 South Fourth Street Batavia OH 45103 Business #: 513-753-7282 Hotline/Crisis: 513-753-7281 Toll Free #: (800)540-4764

  • Jewish Family Service Association 24075 Commerce Park Beachwood OH 44122 Business #: 216-292-3999 Hotline/Crisis: 216-371-2600

  • The Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence 23875 Commerce Park Road Beachwood OH 44122 Business #: 216-831-5440 Hotline/Crisis: 216-391-HELP

  • Logan Council Against Domestic Violence 2043 County Rd 13 Bellefointe OH 43311

  • HAVEN of Hope 1131 Steubenville Avenue Cambridge OH 43725 Business #: 614-439-7233 Hotline/Crisis: 614-432-3542 Toll Free #: (800)304-HOPE

  • Domestic Violence Project Inc. P.O. Box 9432 Canton OH 44711 Business #: 216-453-SAFE Hotline/Crisis: 216-453-SAFE

  • Family Crisis Network P.O. Box 632 Celina OH 45822 Business #: 419-586-1133 Hotline/Crisis: 419-586-1133

  • WomenSafe, Inc. P.O. 656 Chardon OH 44024 Business #: 216-285-2222 Hotline/Crisis: 216-564-9555

  • Ross County Coalition Against Domestic Violence P.O. Box 1727 Chillicothe OH 45601 Business #: 614-775-5396 Hotline/Crisis: 614-773-4357

  • Women Helping Women, Inc. 216 E. 9th Street Cincinati OH 45202 Business #: 513-381-6003 Hotline/Crisis: 513-381-5610

  • YWCA - Alice Paul House 898 Walnut Street Cincinnati OH 45202 Business #: 513-961-2604 Hotline/Crisis: 513-241-2757

  • East Sid Catholic Shelter P.O. Box 20177 Cleveland OH 44120 Business #: 216-641-8989 Hotline/Crisis: 216-641-8989

  • Templum House P.O. Box 5466 Cleveland OH 44101 Business #: 216-634-7501 Hotline/Crisis: 216-631-2275

  • Women Together P.O. Box 03541 Cleveland OH 44103 Business #: 216-391-4357 Hotline/Crisis: 216-391-4357

  • Battered Women Survivors P.O. Box 247674 Columbus OH 43224

  • CHOICES for Victims Domestic Violence P.O. Box 06157 Columbus OH 43206 Business #: 614-258-6080 Hotline/Crisis: 614-224-4663

  • Decision Center, Inc. P.O. Box 328943 Columbus OH 43232

  • Artemis House, Inc. D.V. Resource Center 224 North Wilkinson Street, Suite 303 Dayton OH 45402 Business #: 513-461-4357 Hotline/Crisis: 513-461-4357

  • YWCA Battered Woman Project 141 West Third Street Dayton OH 45402 Business #: 513-222-8946 Hotline/Crisis: 513-222-6333

  • Northwestern Ohio Crisis Line Inc. P.O. Box 13 Defiance OH 43512 Business #: 419-782-1314 Hotline/Crisis: 419-782-1100

  • Preble County Counseling 101 N. Barron St. Eaton OH 45320 Business #: 513-456-5939 Hotline/Crisis: 513-456-5939

  • Genesis House c/o Center for Children and Youth 42707 North Ridge Road Elyria OH 44035 Business #: 216-324-6113 Hotline/Crisis: 216-324-6113

  • Open Arms Domestic Violence Shelter P.O. Box 496 Findlay OH 45840 Business #: 419-422-4766 Hotline/Crisis: 419-422-4766

  • First Step P.O. Box 1103 Fostoria OH 44830 Business #: 419-435-7300 Hotline/Crisis: 419-435-7300 Toll Free #: (800)466-6228

  • Serenity House P.O. Box 454 Gallipolis OH 45631 Business #: 614-446-6752 Hotline/Crisis: 614-446-5554

  • Shelter From Violence P.O. Box 988 Greenville OH 45331 Business #: 513-548-2020 Hotline/Crisis: 513-548-2020

  • YWCA Protective Shelter for Battered Persons 244 Dayton Street Hamilton OH 45011 Business #: 513-863-4762 Hotline/Crisis: 513-863-7099

  • Highland County Domestic Violence Task Force 1111 Northview Drive P.O. Box 527 Hillsboro OH 45133 Business #: 513-393-8118 Hotline/Crisis: 513-393-9904 Toll Free #: (800)339-5066

  • Laurence County Domestic Violence Task Force P.O. Box 3111 Ironton OH 45638 Business #: 614-532-7111 Hotline/Crisis: 614-532-7111

  • Safer Futures 302 North Depeyster Street Kent OH 44240 Business #: 216-678-3911 Hotline/Crisis: 216-678-4357

  • The Lighthouse P.O. Box 215 Lancaster OH 43130 Business #: 614-687-4423 Hotline/Crisis: 614-687-4423

  • Warren County Family Abuse Shelter, Inc. 570 North State, Route 741 Lebanon OH 45036 Business #: 513-933-2226 Hotline/Crisis: 513-933-1107 Toll Free #: (800)932-3366

  • Crossroads Crisis Center P.O. Box 643 Lima OH 45802 Business #: 419-228-6692 Hotline/Crisis: 419-228-6692

  • S.A.V.E. P.O. Box 415 Lisbon OH 44432 Business #: 216-424-7774 Hotline/Crisis: 216-424-7774

  • A Friends House 63 East High Street London OH 43140 Business #: 614-852-1370 Hotline/Crisis: 614-852-1370

  • Shelter 314 E. 8th Street Manchester OH 45144 -------------------------

  • The Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc. P.O. Box 1524 Mansfield OH 44901 Business #: 419-774-5840 Toll Free #: (800)931-SAFE

  • Eve, Inc. P.O. Box 122 Marietta OH 45750 Business #: 617-374-5820 Hotline/Crisis: 614-374-5819

  • Turning Point - Concerned Citizens Against Violence Against Women, Inc. P.O. Box 822 Marion OH 43301 Business #: 614-382-9192 Hotline/Crisis: 614-382-8988 Toll Free #: (800)232-6505

  • New Directions P.O. Box 453 Mt. Vernon OH 43050 Business #: 614-397-4357 Hotline/Crisis: 614-397-4357

  • Harbor House, Inc. Monroe Mall P.O. Box 435 New Philadelphia OH 44663 Business #: 216-343-2778 Hotline/Crisis: 216-364-1374

  • New Beginnings, Family Counseling Services 68 West Church Street, Suite 318 Newark OH 43055 Business #: 614-349-8719 Hotline/Crisis: 614-345-4498

  • Putnam Family Crisis- Disaster Center P.O. Box 453 Ottawa OH 45875 Business #: 419-523-1111 Hotline/Crisis: 419-523-1111

  • P.O. Box 702 Painesville OH 44077 Business #: 216-357-7321 Hotline/Crisis: 216-953-9779 Toll Free #: 216-357-1018

  • Domestic Violence Program Wood County Mental Health Center 118 E. Third Street Perryburg OH 43551 Business #: 419-874-1902

  • Southern Ohio Task Force On Domestic Violence P.O. Box 754 Portsmouth OH 45662 Business #: 614-456-8217 Hotline/Crisis: 614-354-1010

  • Women's Tri-County Help Center Inc. P.O. Box 494 Saint Clairsville OH 43950 Business #: 614-695-5441 Hotline/Crisis: 614-695-1639 Toll Free #: (800) 695-1639

  • Safe Harbour Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc. P.O. Box 2616 Sandusky OH Business #: 419-626-2200 Hotline/Crisis: 419-626-2200 Toll Free #: (800)953-2207

  • New Choices 129 E. Court Street Sidney OH 45365 Business #: 513-498-4981 Hotline/Crisis: 513-498-4981

  • Project Woman 1316 East High Street Suite A Springfield OH 45505 Business #: 513-325-3707 Toll Free #: (800)634-9893

  • A.L.I.V.E., Inc. P.O. Box 866 Steubenville OH 43952 Business #: 614-283-3528 Hotline/Crisis: 614-283-3444

  • Family & Child Abuse Prevention Center 1 Stranahan Square Suite 532 Toledo OH 43604 Business #: 419-244-3053

  • YWCA 1018 Jefferson Avenue Toledo OH 43624 Business #: 419-241-3235 Hotline/Crisis: 419-241-7386

  • Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, Inc. 16 East Franklin Street Troy OH 45373 Business #: 513-339-6761 Hotline/Crisis: 513-335-7148

  • Crisis Care Line P.O. Box 266 Van Wert OH 45891 Business #: 419-238-0784 Hotline/Crisis: 419-238-4357

  • Auglaize County Crisis Center Rt. 4 Wapakaneta OH 45895 Business #: 419-738-5511 Hotline/Crisis: 419-738-5511

  • Someplace Safe P.O. Box 282 Warren OH 44482 Business #: 216-393-3003 Hotline/Crisis: 216-393-1565

  • SVC/Asst Victims of Spouse Abuse 408 Walnut Street Waverly OH 45690

  • Every Woman's House 237 North Walnut Street Wooster OH 44691 Business #: 216-263-6021 Hotline/Crisis: 216-263-1020 Toll Free #: (800)686-1122

  • Greene County Domestic Violence Project P.O. Box 271 Xenia OH 45385 Business #: 513-372-9983 Hotline/Crisis: 513-372-4552 Toll Free #: 513-426-2334

  • Battered Person's Crisis Center 25 West Rayen Avenue Youngstown OH 44503 Business #: 216-746-6361

  • Sojourner House P.O. Box 5694 Youngstown OH 44504

  • Transitions P.O. Box 226 Zanesville OH 43702 Business #: 614-454-3214 Hotline/Crisis: 614-454-3213



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