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.
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
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.
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
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/