Ohio Domestic Violence Shelters

We are the only Domestic Violence Agency in the state of Ohio that primarily serves South Asian Survivors. If you belong to the South Asian Community and live outside of Franklin County, you can still call us to gain access to resources. Our advocates will help you.

If you are looking for a domestic violence shelter closest to you, please use the interactive map below to locate a shelter. If you need immediate help please dial 911.


24/7 ASHA Help Line

In an emergency, please dial 911.

ASHA-Ray of Hope
24/7 Help Line: 614-565-2918
Office: 614-326-2121

CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence

614-224-HOME (4663)

Local Police Departments

Franklin County: (614) 525-3333
Dublin: (614) 889-1112
Hilliard: (614) 876-2429
Powell: (614) 885-5005
Worthington: (614) 885-4463

Capital University Legal Clinic
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: 614-236-6245

CRIS (Community Refugee Immigration Services)

(614) 235-5747

Domestic Violence Unit Prosecutor

375 South High St
17th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Franklin County Municipal Court

Address: 375 South High Street Columbus
Phone: (614) 645-8006

Franklin County Sheriff's Office
373 South High Street, Floor 2B
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 525-3333

Legal Aid Society
Intake Line at 614-241-2001 or toll free at 1-888-246-4420

National Domestic Violence Line

Domestic Violence Legal Help
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

You can take the following steps if the abuser becomes violent or threatening:

  • Call the police at 911 (or the local equivalent) and ask for the dispatcher’s name. When the police respond, obtain the officer’s name and badge number.
  • File criminal charges if the batterer commits a crime or violates a protection order.
  • Seek medical treatment if injured by the batterer. Photograph all injuries.
  • Record all contact with the batterer in a diary.
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Police officers reporting to a scene may ask the questions listed below. Some of the questions may seem strange and invasive but they are asking them to gather information to assess the level of risk that you are at and to figure out best way to keep you safe.

  1. Has he/she ever used a weapon against you or threatened you with a weapon?
  2. Has he/she threatened to kill you or your children?
  3. Do you think he/she might try to kill you?
  4. Does he/she have a gun or can he/she get one easily?
  5. Has he/she ever tried to choke you?

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You can call 911 in case of emergency. Domestic violence is a crime regardless of your legal status. You have the legal right to keep your immigration status private. You do not have to tell the police or a shelter what your immigration status is.

Please contact ASHA-Ray of Hope or local anti-domestic violence organization to discuss the possible immigration options and referrals to legal service providers.

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