Need help? Call the 24-hour crisis line: 614-224-HOME (4663)

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Are you in an abusive relationship, or do you know someone who is?

LSS CHOICES can help

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

614-224-HOME (4663)

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence occurs when one person exerts control over another by using violence and other abusive tactics.

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Am I Being Abused?

Learn about the common warning signs of an abusive relationship.

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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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