Need help? Call the 24-hour crisis line: 614-224-HOME (4663)
LSS CHOICES can help those in abusive relationships
Making the decision to seek help for yourself or a friend can be difficult, especially if you’re not sure where to start.
On these pages, you’ll not only learn more about domestic violence — including the types of abuse and warning signs of an abusive relationship — but you’ll also learn specific steps to getting help, whether it’s for yourself, a friend, or a loved one.
To speak with an advocate, call our 24-hour crisis, information and referral hotline at
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence occurs when one person exerts control over another by using violence and other abusive tactics.
What Can I Do to Stay Safe?
Creating a safety plan for victims of domestic violence is the first step to strength and healing.
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