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The Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline

The Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline is a 24/7 confidential resource providing advocacy and support for survivors of sexual violence across Ohio. Staffed by trained advocates, the helpline provides: 

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Who We Support

HELPLINE AVAILABLE TO ALL OHIO SURVIVORS

In 2016, there were at least 5,589 rapes reported statewide1, but 2 out of 3 rapes go unreported2. Additionally, 1 out of 6 every women has been the victim of rape or attempted rape2, and 94% experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder2.

To work towards supporting all survivors in Ohio, the Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline is available 24/7 to provide confidential emotional support and crisis response. It will fill in any gaps as a primary helpline in counties without a local helpline, and to work in collaboration with, not in place of, existing helplines and services by connecting all survivors to their local resources. 

The helpline does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nation original, religion, gender, disability, and age in the delivery services. It is here to support all Ohio survivors.

5,589

rapes reported
 statewide in 20161

rapes go unreported2

2 out of 3

rape victims are male2

1 out of 10

Resources

The Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline works with the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence to identify resources available for survivors of sexual violence throughout the state. Find out what resources are available in your Ohio county. 

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You may also access the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) for additional information about sexual violence and for alternate support resources.

If you are a sexual violence advocate in Ohio and want to learn more about these resources, please email OhioSVHelpline@ohiohealth.com.

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How It's Funded

A STATE COLLABORATION

Through a collaboration between the Office of the Ohio Attorney General and OhioHealth, the helpline is available to all survivors and co-survivors living anywhere in the state. For more information on the Ohio Attorney General or OhioHealth, please visit the websites below:

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This publication was supported by Grant Number 2016-VOCA-19816404 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, through the Ohio Attorney's General's Office. Victims of federal crimes will be served.

Confidential emotional support

Crisis Response

Information about options and local resources available to survivors and co-survivors, or their friends and family

A crucial component of the helpline’s advocacy efforts is to listen and empower survivors with information about their options so that they have a choice in their next steps towards healing. The Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline aims to ensure that no matter where in Ohio a survivor is located, they will have 24-hour access to sexual violence advocacy and links to resources and options in their local community.

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45%

of rapes are committed by an acquaintance2 

1 www.fbi.gov     2 www.rainn.org