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You can help
“Everyone can help end abuse. Take responsibility and take action, together we can help stop domestic violence. Here are some ways to get involved…”  (Adapted from National Resource Center’s DVAM Tips Tactics and Resources 2001).

Ways to help:

  • Donate to Ohio Domestic Violence Network
  • Call the police/sheriff if you see or hear evidence of domestic violence
  • 'BREAK THE SILENCE' Silence Kills! Speak Out Against Domestic Violence! 
  • Form a neighborhood watch or block watch association to watch out for domestic violence 
  • Invite speakers to your church, professional organizations, civic groups or workplace
  • Donate money, gas cards, time or clothing to a shelter or domestic violence program in your community
  • Post Domestic Violence awareness information on social media
  • Teach children and adolescents about relationship violence and healthy relationships
  • Have family discussions on domestic violence, dating violence, and healthy relationships
  • Inspire public officials and community members to support domestic violence prevention efforts
  • At election time, cast your votes for candidates who have demonstrated genuine support for battered women and their children
  • Encourage local recreation center, gym, schools or library to create a bulletin board or designate an area where materials on domestic violence and healthy relationships can be displayed
  • Attend workshops or conferences centered on the issues of violence against women and children
  • Take an offering at your church to donate to a local domestic violence program/shelter
  • Encourage local businesses to distribute fliers or pamphlets on domestic violence awareness
  • Encourage local media to help share the importance of domestic violence prevention
  • Host a fundraiser at your workplace to help support your local domestic violence program/shelter
  • Donate your old cell phones to survivors of domestic violence. Donations can be made at your local Verizon store, or to the Ohio Domestic Violence Network 


Fairfield County Sheriff interviews Stephy's House director