Domestic violence, also referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV), dating abuse, or relationship abuse, is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. Domestic and sexual violence doesn't discriminate by gender, sexual orientation or identity or marriage or partner status.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.
For information about what to do if you're in an abusive relationship, call: 1-800-799-7233 or for TTY, call 1-800-787-3224.
Rape Crisis Hotline
Rape Crisis services include: 24 hour hotline, 24 hour hospital advocacy, court advocacy, information and referrals, safety planning, therapy, support groups, campus services.
Summit County: 1-330-434-7273
Battered Women's Shelter Hotline
Domestic violence services include; 24 hour hotline, 24 hour shelter services, court advocacy, information and referrals, safety planning, therapy, support groups, steps to independence.
Summit County: 1-330-374-1111; Medina County: 1-330-723-3900
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will. Force, fraud, or coercion need not be present if the individual engaging in commercial sex is under 18 years of age.
Summit County, Ohio Sheriff's Office
If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
If you need an on-site presence or would like to make a report, call 1-330-252-2614.
Blue Campaign is a national public awareness campaign, designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases. Blue Campaign works closely with DHS Components to create general awareness training and materials for law enforcement and others to increase detection of human trafficking, and to identify victims.
To report suspicious human trafficking: 1-866-347-2423
To learn more, visit: https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign
National Human Trafficking Hotline/Polaris Project
If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call now: 1-888-373-7888.
Text: 233733 (BeFree)
To learn more, visit: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/ and https://polarisproject.org/
Human Trafficking: Myths vs. Reality
Can you separate human trafficking fact from fiction? Learn the alarming truth. Produced by the Ohio Attorney General's office.
Human Trafficking 101
This video by the Ohio Department of Health and narrated by former Governor John Kasich is still just as relavent today, if not more so, as it was when released in 2014. Please take the time to watch and learn more about the affects of human trafficking in Ohio.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, Press 1
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource available to any Veteran, even if they are not enrolled in VA health care or registered with VA. Care does not end when the conversation is over. The Veterans Crisis Line can connect Veterans to their local suicide prevention coordinators (SPC), who follow up to coordinate care.
To learn more: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/