Domestic violence is the intentional use of emotional, psychological, sexual or physical force by one family member or intimate partner to control another. Victims of domestic violence who struggle with addiction face significant barriers to receiving treatment, but programs that effectively address addiction and abuse-related trauma are available.
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network is a 501(c)(3) that provides numerous informational and legal resources and services to victims of domestic violence in Ohio. To learn more, visit: https://www.odvn.org/resource-center/
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 to provide assistance and support to victims. Call 800-799-SAFE (7233) or chat at www.thehotline.org
Victims of domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, rape, or sexual battery can participate in Ohio's Safe at Home address confidentiality program. The program shields their personal information from public record. Program participants are assigned a substitute address designated by the Secretary of State's Office to server as their address. To learn more, visit: https://www.ohiosos.gov/secretary-office/office-initiatives/safe-at-home/