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Angry Men and the Women Who Love them

Angry Men and the
Women Who Love Them



Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You

Emotional Blackmail:
When the People in
Your Life Use Fear,
Obligation, and Guilt
to Manipulate You



When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse

When Dad Hurts Mom:
Helping Your Children
Heal Wounds of
Witnessing Abuse



Verbal Abuse Survivors Speak Out; On relationship and recovery

Verbal Abuse Survivors
Speak Out; On relationship
and Recovery



Battered, Black and Blue

Battered, Black and
Blue: Violence in
the Lives of
Black Women



The Verbally Abusive Relationship, How to Recognize It and How to Respond

Verbally Abusive Relationship
How to Recognize It
and How to Respond



Children Who See Too Much

Children Who
See Too Much



Why Does He Do That: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

Why Does He Do That:
Inside the Minds of
Angry and
Controlling Men



Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence

Healing the Trauma
of Domestic Violence



Your Right to Child Custody, Visitation, and Support

Your Right to Child Custody,
Visitation, and Support



Controlling People: How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal With People Who Try to Control You

Controlling People:
How to Recognize,
Understand, and Deal
With People Who
Try to Control You






No Visible Wounds

No Visible Wounds:
Identifying Non-Physical
Abuse of Women by Their Men



The Emotionally Abused Woman : Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming Yourself

Emotionally Abused Woman:
Overcoming Destructive Patterns

OHIO: Domestic Violence Resources



MY ABUSER HAS A GUN

If you have a current Protection From Abuse Order (PFA) from a court against your abuser, or if your abuser has been convicted of a felony or domestic violence misdemeanor, then Federal law states that it is illegal for your abuser to buy or have a gun in their possession.

You MUST ASK THE JUDGE to specifically write in your order that the abuser cannot buy or have a gun while the order is in effect and to require that your abuser to give any guns to the police, or require the police to go to the abuser's house and get them. The guns then go to either the county sheriff or court clerk of stolen property. The district attorney in the county where the gun(s) was taken away can then file to have them destroyed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the domestic violence agency in your area immediately.

Ohio Domestic Violence LawBOOK: Ohio Domestic Violence Law

Appropriate for attorneys, judges, prosecutors, police, social workers, and counselors, this handbook is a comprehensive, resource on Ohio civil and criminal laws on domestic violence. The authors discuss current issues and emerging trends, with references to applicable state and federal statutes, rules, and case law. They also offer proven strategies for safe intervention on behalf of victims and steps to safeguard the constitutional rights of the accused. Includes: Question-and-answer format presents information in easily understood, straightforward manner; Checklists, interview formats, charts, sample questions, a sample brief, and other aids; Analysis of civil protection orders, including issuing, hearings, court and police enforcement, and criminal protection orders; and full text of provisions of Ohio Revised Code and Rules of Superintendence for Ohio Courts.



Ohio Domestic Violence Advocates & Support Contacts
LocationProgramPhone
STATEWIDE The Ohio Domestic Violence Network
Family Violence Prevention Center
Center for Prevention of Domestic Violence
Ohio Coalition for Battered Women
Attorney General Crime Victim Services
Ohio Statewide Legal Aid
Dept. of Corrections Victim Services
800-934-9840
614-466-0306
216-391-HELP
888-622-9315
800-582-2877
614-744-2123
888-VICTIM-4

Adams County Reach Out Shelter
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
800-448-2273
800-837-2508

Allen County Advocates for Legal Equality
Crime Victim Services
Crossroads Crisis Center
888-534-1432
419-222-8666
877-228-4357

Ashland County Community Legal Aid
Domestic Violence Safe Haven
The Domestic Violence Shelter
Edna Brooks Foundation
Northeast Ohio Legal Services
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
330-456-8361
419-289-8085
800-931-7233
740-594-8337
800-425-8877
419-289-8857

Ashtabula County Ashtabula Legal Aid
Homesafe Domestic Violence Shelter
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
866-873-9665
800-952-2873
216-576-3223

Athens County Edna Brooks Foundation
My Sister's Place
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Souteastern Ohio Legal Services
740-594-8337
800-443-3402
740-592-3212
800-686-3669

Auglaize County Crisis Center
Prosecutor's Victim Advocates
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
419-738-2147
419-738-9696
888-534-1432
419-738-9688

Belmont County Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
Women's Tri-County Help Center
740-695-2121
800-837-4781
800-695-1639

Brown County Dept. of Human Services
House of Peace Shelter
Legal Aid of Greater Cincinatti
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
937-378-6104
800-540-4764
800-582-2682
937-378-4151

Butler County Angel House Shelter
Dove House
Legal Aid of Greater Cincinatti
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Sheriff's Office Victim Advocate
YWCA Protective Shelter
513-422-4433
800-618-6523
800-582-2682
513-887-3796
513-887-3430
513-856-9800

Carroll County Harbor House
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
888-214-3927
330-627-5148
800-686-3670

Champaign County Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Project Women
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
888-534-1432
800-634-9893
937-652-1555

Clark County Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Project Women
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
888-534-1432
800-634-9893
937-328-2583

Clermont County House of Peace
Legal Aid of Greater Cincinatti
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
800-540-4764
800-582-2682
513-732-7314

Clinton County Domestic Violence Project
Domestic Violence Task Force
House of Peace
Legal Aid of Greater Cincinatti
937-372-4552
866-296-5415
800-540-4764
800-582-2682

Columbiana County Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter
Christina House/Catholic Charities
Community Legal Aid Services
Northeast Ohio Legal Services
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
330-823-7223
330-420-0036
800-560-6657
800-425-8877
330-420-0140

Coshocton County First Step Family Violence Intervention
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Violence Intervention Services
740-622-8504
800-686-3670
740-622-3566
740-622-9533

Crawford County Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Turning Point
888-534-1432
419-562-9782
800-232-6505

Cuyahoga County Domestic Violence Center
East Cleveland Family Violence Program
Eastside Catholic Shelter
Jewish Family Services
Legal Aid of Cleveland
Templum House
Victim Witness Service Center
216-391-4357
216-249-1522
216-641-8989
216-691-7233
216-687-1900
216-631-2275
216-443-7397

Darke County Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Shelter from Violence
937-548-4679
937-548-2020

Defiance County Center for Family Advocacy
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Women and Family Services
800-782-1314
888-534-1432
419-782-0911
419-782-4906

Delaware County CHOICES
Legal Aid of Columbus
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Turning Point
614-224-4663
888-301-2411
740-833-2713
800-232-6505

Erie County Bayshore Counseling Services
Genesis House (Elyria)
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Safe Harbor (Sandusky)
419-626-9156
440-244-1853
888-534-1432
419-627-7699
800-953-2207

Fairfield County The Lighthouse
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
740-687-4423
740-681-4734
888-835-5902

Fayette County My Sister's House
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
740-572-2919
740-335-8033
800-686-3668

Franklin County Buckeye Regional Antiviolence
Capital University Legal Clinic
CHOICES For Victims of Domestic Violence
Family Advocacy
Legal Aid of Columbus
Lutheran Social Services
Ohio Hispanic Domestic Violence Coalition
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
614-268-9622
614-236-6779
614-224-4663
614-236-6779
888-246-4420
614-421-3611
614-840-9934
614-462-6472

Fulton County Center For Family Advocacy
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
YWCA Battered Women's Shelter
800-782-1314
888-534-1432
419-241-7386

Gallia County Serenity House
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
800-942-9577
800-686-3669

Geauga County Lake/Geauga Legal Aid
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Sheriff's Office Victim Advocate
WomenSafe
440-352-6200
440-285-2222
440-286-4031
888-285-5665

Greene County Adult Probation Office
Clerk of Courts
County Children's Services
County Prosecutor
Fairborn Police Domestic Violence Investigator
Families and Children First Visitation Center
Family Violence Prevention Center
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutors Victim Advocate
WPAFB Family Advocacy Program
Xenia Victim Assistance Program
937-562-5266
937-562-5290
937-562-6600
937-562-5250
937-754-3068
937-562-5604
937-372-4552
888-534-1432
937-376-5087
406-656-1402
937-376-7283

Guernsey County Cambridge Victim/Witness Services
Haven of Hope
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
740-439-4462
800-304-4673
740-432-5938
800-686-3671

Hamilton County Legal Aid of Greater Cincinatti
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses
Talbert House
Women Helping Women
YWCA Cincinnati
800-582-2682
513-946-3123
513-632-7106
513-541-7577
888-872-9259
888-872-9259

Hancock County Council on Domestic Violence/Open Arms
First Step
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
419-422-4766
800-466-6228
888-534-1432
419-424-7287

Hardin County Crossroads Crisis Center
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
877-228-4357
888-534-1432
419-674-2277

Harrison County Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Women's Tri-County Help Center
740-942-2621
800-695-1639

Henry County Center For Family Advocacy
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
800-782-1314
888-534-1432

Highland County Domestic Violence Task Force
Legal Aid of Cincinatti
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
800-339-5066
800-582-2682
937-393-5872

Hocking County My Sister's Place
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
800-443-3402
740-385-5343
888-835-5902

Holmes County Every Woman's House
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
Victim Assistance Program
800-686-1122
800-686-3670
330-674-5695

Huron County Domestic Violence Shelter
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Safe Harbor
Victim Assistance Program
800-931-7233
888-534-1432
419-663-3839
800-953-2207
419-663-3839

Jackson County Community Assault Prevention Services
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
Serenity House
740-286-6611
800-686-3668
800-942-9577

Jefferson County A.L.I.V.E.
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
888-611-7233
614-283-1966
800-837-4781

Knox County New Directions
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
740-397-4357
740-397-3404
888-831-9412

Lake County Committee on Family Violence
Forbes House
Lake/Geauga Legal Aid
Laurelwood Hospital Victim Resource Center
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Willoughby Police Victim Advocate
440-357-7321
440-357-1018
440-352-6200
440-953-3260
440-350-2691
440-953-4258

Lawrence County Helping Hands Task Force
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
888-372-7433
740-533-4360
800-837-2508

Licking County Center For New Beginnings
Family Health Services
New Beginnings
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
Sheriff's Office Victim Advocate
800-686-2760
740-344-9291
740-349-7066
888-831-9412
740-670-5545

Logan County Crossroads Crisis Center
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
877-228-4357
888-534-1432
937-599-7272

Lorain County Elyria Victim Assistance
Genesis House
Legal Aid Society of Lorain County
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Safe Harbor
440-326-1452
440-244-1853
800-444-7348
440-329-5376
440-244-1853

Lucas County Bethany House Franciscan Shelters
Family & Child Abuse Prevention Center
Hispanic Victim's Outreach
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim Advocates
Victim/Witness Assistance Program
YWCA Battered Women's Shelter
419-729-2053
419-244-3053
419-241-6816
888-534-1432
419-213-4591
419-882-9000
419-241-7386

Madison County A Friend's House
CHOICES
Legal Aid of Columbus
Project Woman
740-852-7761
614-224-4663
888-246-4420
800-634-9893

Mahoning County Burdman Group
Children & Family Services
Community Legal Aid Services (Youngstown)
Community Legal Aid Services (Warren)
Help Hotline Crisis Center
Northeast Ohio Legal Services
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance Sojourner House
330-747-4040
330-782-5664
800-309-5454
800-560-6657
330-747-5111
800-425-8877
330-747-4040
330-740-2082

Marion County Citizens Against Violence Against Women
Legal Aid of Columbus
Marion Counseling Center
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Turning Point
Victim Assistance Program
740-382-8988
888-301-2411
740-387-5210
740-223-4290
800-232-6505
740-387-4401

Medina County Battered Women's Shelter
Community Legal Aid (Ravenna)
Community Legal Aid (Medina)
Northeast Ohio Legal Services
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
888-395-4357
888-603-0012
866-584-2350
800-425-8877
330-723-9537

Meigs County Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Serenity House
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
740-992-6371
800-942-9577
800-686-3669

Mercer County Family Crisis Network
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
419-586-1133
888-534-1432
419-586-8677

Miami County Family Abuse Shelter
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
937-339-6761
888-534-1432
937-440-5060

Monroe County Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
Women's Tri-County Help Center
740-472-1158
800-837-2630
800-695-1639

Montgomery County Artemis Center Alternatives
Domestic Relations Court
Family Service Association
Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Sheriff's Office Victim Services Unit
YWCA of Dayton
937-222-7233
937-225-4063
937-222-9481
937-461-3857
937-225-5622
937-225-4041
937-461-5550

Morgan County Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Reachout Shelter (Manchester)
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
Transitions
740-962-6478
937-544-6006
800-837-2630
740-454-3213

Morrow County Legal Aid of Columbus
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Turning Point
888-301-2411
419-947-9391
800-232-6505

Muskingum County RESPONSE Victim Assistance Program
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
Transitions
740-454-6001
800-686-3671
740-454-3213

Noble County Eve, Inc.
Family Violence Council
Haven of Hope
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
800-778-8918
800-344-5818
800-304-4673
800-837-2630

Ottawa County Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Safe Harbor
YWCA Battered Women's Shelter
888-534-1432
419-734-6845
800-953-2207
419-241-7386

Paulding County Center for Family Advocacy
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Paulding County Court Victim Assistance
800-782-1314
888-534-1432
419-399-4476

Perry County RESPONSE Victim Assistance Program
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
Transitions
740-454-6001
800-686-3671
740-454-3213

Pickaway County Haven House
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
740-477-9113
740-474-1781
800-686-3668

Pike County Partnership Against Domestic Violence
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
740-947-2147
740-947-4323
800-686-3668

Portage County Community Legal Aid Services (Arkon/Medina)
Community Legal Aid Services (Ravenna)
Northeast Ohio Legal Services
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Safer Futures Family Services
866-584-2350
888-603-0012
800-425-8877
330-297-3850
330-673-2500

Preble County Domestic Violence Program
Eastway Counseling
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim/Witness Program
800-649-2398
937-456-6201
888-534-1432
937-456-9110

Putnam County Crime Victim Services
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
877-274-7471
888-534-1432

Richland County Community Legal Aid Services (Mansfield)
Community Legal Aid Services (Canton)
Community Legal Aid Services (Wooster)
The Domestic Violence Shelter
Northeast Ohio Legal Services
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
800-526-3050
330-456-8361
330-264-9454
800-931-7233
800-425-8877
419-774-5676

Ross County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
740-773-4357
740-702-3190
800-686-3668

Sandusky County First Step
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
800-466-6228
888-534-1432
419-334-6231

Scioto County Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
Southern Ohio Task Force on Domestic Violence
740-355-8215
800-837-2508
740-354-1010

Seneca County First Step
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Sandusky Valley Domestic Violence Shelter
800-466-6228
888-534-1432
419-448-5070
419-435-7300

Shelby County Legal Aid of Western Ohio
New Choices
888-534-1432
937-498-7261

Stark County Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter
Crisis Intervention Center
Community Legal Aid Services
Domestic Violence Project, Inc.
Northeast Ohio Legal Services
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
330-823-7223
330-452-9812
330-456-8361
330-453-7233
800-425-8877
330-451-7946

Summit County Battered Women's Shelter
Center for Traumatic Stress Counseling
Community Legal Aid Services
Northeast Ohio Legal Services
Prosecutor's Victim Services
Victim Assistance Program (Ajkron)
888-395-4357
330-379-5094
866-584-2350
800-425-8877
330-643-8141
330-376-0040

Trumbull County Community Legal Aid Services
Northeast Ohio Legal Services
Prosecutor's Victim Witness Division
Someplace Safe
800-560-6657
800-425-8877
330-675-2551
330-393-1565

Tuscarawas County Harbor House
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
888-214-3927
330-365-3258
800-686-3670

Union County CHOICES
Legal Aid of Columbus
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
614-224-4663
888-246-4420
937-645-4190

Van Wert County Crime Victim Services
Crisis Care Line
House of Transition
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
419-238-9800
419-238-4357
800-232-6505
888-534-1432

Vinton County My Sister's Place
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Shepherd's House
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
800-443-3402
740-596-5583
866-596-9271
800-686-3669

Warren County Abuse Crisis Center
Legal Aid of Greater Cincinatti
Prosecutor's Victim Advocates
513-695-1185
800-582-2682
513-695-1289

Washington County Eve, Inc.
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
800-778-8918
800-837-2630

Wayne County Community Legal Aid Services
Every Woman's House
Northeast Ohio Legal Services
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
330-456-8361
800-686-1122
800-425-8877
330-262-2070

Williams County Center for Family Advocacy
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance Program
Sarah's Friends
800-782-1314
888-534-1432
419-636-6195
419-636-7272

Wood County Cocoon Shelter
First Step
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Phoenix Connection Counseling
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
YWCA Battered Women's Shelter
419-352-1545
800-466-6228
888-534-1432
419-352-9504
419-354-9250
419-241-7386

Wyandot County First Step
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Prosecutor's Victim Assistance
Turning Point
800-466-6228
888-534-1432
419-294-9900
800-232-6505









Family and Friends' Guide to Domestic Violence: How to Listen, Talk and Take Action When Someone You Care About is Being Abused

Family and Friends
Guide to Domestic
Violence: How to L
isten, Talk and Take
Action When Someone
You Care About is
Being Abused



When Love Goes Wrong: What to Do When You Can't Do Anything Right

When Love Goes
Wrong: What to Do
When You Can’t
Do Anything Right



The American Bar Association Legal Guide for Women

American Bar Association
Legal Guide for Women



Rightfully Yours: How to Get Past-Due Child Support, Alimony, and Your Ex's Pension

Rightfully Yours: How
to Get Past-Due Child
Support, Alimony,
and Ex's Pension
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