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BRAVO (Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization)

P.O. Box 82068
Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 268-9622
(866) 862-7286 *toll-free*
Website: www.bravo-ohio.org
E-mail: reportviolence@earthlink.net

BRAVO works to eliminate violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identification through prevention, advocacy, violence documentation, and survivor services both within and against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities. BRAVO serves the Central Ohio area by providing the following services: crisis intervention, documentation of hate crimes and domestic violence, judgment-free support for survivors, family members, and friends, links to local law enforcement officials, community-wide education, and support groups. All reports are confidential and all services are free.

Clermont Counseling Center

43 East Main Street
Amelia, OH 45102
(513) 947-7000
Website: www.clermontcounseling.org 

Clermont Counseling, a private, non-profit mental health center, serves the residents of Clermont County. Clermont Counseling provides a wide range of services for adults with mental illness as well as the traditional therapy services for County residents. Services offered include: 24-hour crisis line; case management; individual, group, and family therapy; psychiatric evaluation and medications; and specialized treatment services. Individual and group therapy are offered for victims of sexual violence and abuse survivors. Services are available to all residents who are 18 years of age and older. Fees are covered by most insurance plans or on an ability-to-pay basis.

Community Mental Healthcare, Inc.

Dover:
201 Hospital Drive
Dover, OH 44622
(330) 343-6631
E-mail: cmh@cmhdover.org

Carrollton:
331 W. Main Street
Carrollton, OH 44615
(330) 627-4313
 
Uhrichsville:
204 E. Third Street
Uhrichsville, OH 44683
(740) 922-3801

Community Mental Healthcare, Inc. is a community mental health agency with 3 office locations to serve residents around Ohio. Services include: diagnostic assessment (intake); individual, group, and family counseling; psychiatric care; psychological testing; and case management. Additionally, all steps will be taken to provide meaningful information and referrals to other community resources.

Directions Counseling Group

6797 N. High Street, Suite 350
Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 888-9200 

Directions Counseling Group provides services to help hurting individuals and families who want to integrate their Christian faith into the healing process. Directions maintains a sizeable staff of counselors, social workers, psychologists, and art therapists with excellent clinical and spiritual training in various areas of specialty. During an initial call a trained and experienced client care coordinator will listen to your needs, answer your questions, and select the right counselor for you. Client care coordinators will also assist the client in arranging insurance coverage or help to arrange a manageable sliding fee scale for clients who are not covered by insurance. Appointments are available days, evening, and weekends, depending on the availability of each individual counselor.

Homesafe Rape Crisis Center

1258 West Prospect Ave.
Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 998-2100
(888) 492-7233 * 24-hour toll-free crisis line*
Website: www.ncweb.com/org/rapecrisis/
E-mail: rapecrisis@ncweb.com

Homesafe helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by promoting nonviolent alternatives and assisting abused victims to become empowered survivors with support and resources. Homesafe Rape Crisis Center provides: 24-hour crisis intervention, hospital accompaniment, court accompaniment, one-on-one advocacy, group support sessions, and referrals.

Light Center, Inc.

P.O. Box 29672
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 280-1633
E-mail: lightcenter@prodigy.net 

The Light Center, Inc. is a nonprofit holistic educational service organization aimed at the enhancement of life, growth and development of women and children, who are homeless, aging, of minority status, sexually abused, chemically dependent, and/or have been incarcerated or otherwise involved in the criminal justice system. The Light Center offers comprehensive programs of prevention, intervention, and support to women who are incarcerated through their Building Bridges program. Through this program, Light Center provides crisis intervention, support systems, and resource referrals to rape victims and survivors.

Lighthouse Counseling Services, Inc.

2085 Mecca Rd.
Columbus, OH 43224
(614) 337-1986
Website: www.lighthousepathway.org
E-mail: lighthouse@lighthousepathway.org 

Lighthouse Counseling Services is a division of Lighthouse Christian Services that provides affordable, biblical counseling to people in Central Ohio and the Ohio Valley who have experienced or are experiencing an issue or crisis. Lighthouse primarily offers individual and family counseling, while some group counseling may be available. All Lighthouse counselors have at least a master’s degree and are either licensed or working towards licensure from the state. Counseling is currently available at the main office in north-east Columbus, as well as Westerville, Newark, Zanesville, Groveport, Grove City, and the west side of Columbus. Client fees are based either on a sliding fee scale or insurance benefits (if applicable). Medicaid is accepted.

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services (MOPS)

624 East Main Street
Lancaster, OH 43130
(740) 687-0042
Website: www.mopsohio.com
E-mail: info@mopsohio.com

MOPS was established in 1992 to provide quality mental health services to the residents of Fairfield county and surrounding areas. MOPS provides high quality psychological, psychiatric and substance abuse intervention for Medicaid recipients who live in and around the Fairfield County area.  These services are provided through direct services at this agency and through close collaborative relationships with the other mental health agencies within the community facilitated by formal linkage agreements, including diagnostic assessment, counseling/psychotherapy, medication/somatic services, and forensic evaluations.

Mount Carmel Crime & Trauma Assistance Program

793 West State Street
Columbus, OH 43222
(614) 234-5900
Website: www.mountcarmelhealth.com/201.cfm#ctap

The Mount Carmel Crime and Trauma Assistance Program facilitates recovery for victims of recent crime or trauma through education and therapeutic intervention. The Mount Carmel Crime and Trauma Assistance Program offers personal and empathetic opportunities for support and healing in both group and individual settings. Individual sessions are scheduled as needed, while group sessions meet weekly and include both discussion and educational segments.

Ohio Coalition on Sexual Assault (OCOSA)

933 High Street, Suite 120 B
Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 718-1902
(888) 336-2672 *toll-free*
Website: www.ocosa.org
E-mail: ohiocoalition@aol.com

The Ohio Coalition on Sexual Assault (OCOSA) provides statewide education, support, and advocacy on issues of sexual assault to service providers, survivors of sexual assault, and members of the general community. OCOSA offers a wide range of services to individuals and member agencies. Support services include referrals to rape crisis services, rape hotlines, hospitals, law enforcement, education and prevention programs, and speakers on sexual assault related topics. Through victim outreach OCOSA provides crisis intervention and advocacy for survivors of sexual assault where services do not exist, are not comprehensive or are not sensitive to the specific needs presented. Our varied services offer ample networking opportunities for survivors of sexual assault and professionals working in the field so that people are connected to helping agencies in their local community. Additionally, OCOSA’s crisis intervention service provides short-term emotional support and offers appropriate referrals to long-term assistance for sexual assault survivors and their family members and friends.

Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services

P.O. Box 496
Findlay, OH 45839
(419) 420-9261
(419) 422-4766 *24-hour crisis line*
Website: www.openarmsfindlay.org
E-mail: openarms@bright.net

Open Arms offers programs, services, and resources to those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. The Rape Crisis Program is a 24-hour crisis intervention service. Through this program Open Arms offers advocacy in the emergency room and accompaniment through the legal process. Other services include: one on one support and education about sexual assault, support groups for adult survivors of rape, and support for family and friends of a survivor. Open Arms also provides shelter to those in need.

Summit Psychological Associates

Akron:
Courtyard Square
80 South Summit Street, Suite 210
Akron, OH 44308
(330) 535-8181
(800) 967-3327
Website: www.summit-psychological.com
 
Canton:
Belden Village Tower
4450 Belden Village Street, NW, Suite 701
Canton, OH 44718
(330) 493-2554
 
Ravenna:
320 East Main Street, Suite 207
Ravenna, OH 44266
(330) 296-3700 

Summit Psychological Associates is a private agency serving the Ohio communities of Akron, Canton, and Ravenna. Summit Psychological provides cost-effective behavioral health care to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Staff consists of professionals from the major behavioral health care disciplines who are dedicated to helping people live healthier, happier, and more productive lives. Summit Psychological provides counseling and assessment for victims of violence, sexual assault, or rape. A network of referral sources is also available. All services are confidential.

The Giving Tree

335 Buckeye Blvd.
Port Clinton, OH 43452
(419) 734-2942 

The Giving Tree is a community mental health agency that provides direct services to male, female, and youth victims, their family, and friends in and around Central Ohio. Individual and family counseling are available, as well as case management services. The staff is comprised of licensed counselors, licensed social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists. All services are confidential. A sliding fee scale is available for residents of Ottawa and Erie Counties. Medicaid and some insurances are accepted.

Well Spring Counseling

5080 Sinclair Road, Suite 301
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 848-9449
(888) 236-4035 *toll-free* 

Well Spring Counseling is a division of Central Ohio Youth For Christ that provides a place of caring and understanding for individuals and families. With approximately 16 satellite offices/locations around Central Ohio, Well Spring offers confidential faith-based counseling for issues including: anger management, depression, guilt/shame, identity crisis, rape, and sexual abuse. Well Spring staff is comprised of both therapists and psychologists. Individual and group counseling are both available for men, women, and youth. Information and referrals are given when needed. There is a fee for services, but scholarships are available based on a sliding fee scale.

Women’s Re-Entry Network (WREN), A Program of Community Re-Entry, Inc.

1468 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 696-7535
Website: www.lutheranmetro.org
E-Mail: shall@communityreentry.org                                   

WREN provides a holistic network of support to any woman who has been involved in the criminal justice system and her family with a goal of promoting personal goal achievement and collective empowerment.  Services include individual and group counseling, intensive case management, GED classes, family reunification support, employment readiness and placement, creative writing classes, as well as “jail-and prison-based” outreach services.  The Surviving Abuse Together Group highlights an emphasis on supporting survivors of physical and sexual violence. Community advocacy activities are sponsored through the Friends of WREN committee.    

 

LEGAL SERVICES

Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)

Lawyer Referral Services

P.O. Box 16562
Columbus, OH 43216
(614) 487-2050
(800) 282-6556
Website: www.ohiobar.org/conres/findlawyer/referral.aspx
E-mail: osba@ohiobar.org 

In all of Ohio's major metropolitan areas and certain other counties, the local bar sponsors a lawyer referral service. If you need a lawyer but can't find one in any of the counties listed below, you can call the referral service to obtain the name of a lawyer. Often the lawyer will schedule a half hour consultation for a very affordable fee (typically $15-$25). Ask for fee information when you call.

COUNTY

CITY

NAME

PHONE

BUTTLER

HAMILTON

BUTTLER CO. BAR ASSN.

513-896-6671
800-543-0846

CLERMONT

BATAVIA

CLERMONT CO. BAR ASSN.

513-732-2050

CUYAHOGA

CLEVELAND

CLEVELAND BAR ASSN.

216-696-3532

CUYAHOGA

CLEVELAND

CUYAHOGA CO. BAR ASSN.

216-621-2414

CUYAHOGA

CLEVELAND

LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF CLEVELAND, INC.

216-687-1900
EXT. 516 OR 517

FRANKLIN

COLUMBUS

COLUMBUS BAR ASSN.

614-221-0754

GEAUGA

CHARDON

GEAUGA CO. BAR ASSN.

440-286-7160

GREENE

XENIA

GREENE CO. BAR ASSN.

937-376-5040

HAMILTON

CINCINNATI

CINCINNATI BAR ASSN.

513-381-8359
888-628-2577

HAMILTON

CINCINNATI

PRO SENIORS

513-621-8721
800-488-6070

LAKE

PAINESVILLE

LAKE CO. BAR ASSN.

440-352-6044

LAWRENCE

IRONTON

LAWRENCE CO. BAR ASSN.

740-533-0582

LUCAS

TOLEDO

TOLEDO BAR ASSN.

419-242-2000

MADISON

LONDON

MADISON CO. BAR ASSN.

740-852-9515

MAHONING

YOUNGSTOWN

MAHONING CO. BAR ASSN.

330-746-2737

MEDINA

MEDINA

MEDINA CO. BAR ASSN.

330-725-9744

MONTGOMERY

DAYTON

DAYTON BAR ASSN.

937-222-6102

STARK

CANTON

STARK CO. BAR ASSN.

330-453-0686

SUMMIT

AKRON

AKRON BAR ASSN.

330-253-5038

TRUMBULL

WARREN

TRUMBULL CO. BAR ASSN.

330-675-2415

ALL

COUNTIES

PRO SENIORS LEGAL HOTLINE
AND REFERRAL SERVICE
FOR PERSONS OVER AGE 60

800-488-6070

Prison Reform Advocacy Center (PRAC)

617 Vine Street, Suite #1301
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-1108
Website: www.prisonreform.com
E-mail: dsingleton@prisonreform.com

PRAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to progressive prison reform. PRAC is designed to help inmates secure their civil rights; it does not do criminal defense work. PRAC's Litigation Project is aimed at helping prisoners secure their civil rights through federal and state court lawsuits. To this end, members of PRAC's Litigation Project work with the clerk offices of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to coordinate legal representation for pro se prisoners' rights cases that are filed with those courts and present important legal issues. Additionally, PRAC helps prisoners' families understand prison procedures and their rights as family members.