Helpful Resources & Links

Ohio Attorney General's Office, Crime Victims Compensation:

If you or your family members are innocent victims of a violent crime, financial assistance may be available. 

 VINE: 

VINE is the nation's most reliable and confidential source for updated custody status and criminal case information. Register and stay informed.

Ohio Domestic Violence Network:

Advances the principles that all people have the right to an oppression and violence-free life; fosters changes in our economic, social, and political systems; and brings leadership, expertise, and best practices to community programs

  Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence:

As Ohio's statewide coalition, OAESV advocates for comprehensive responses and rape crisis services for survivors and empowers communities to prevent sexual violence.

DomesticShelters.org:

If you or a friend is suffering from physical abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse or verbal abuse, this free service can help. Select domestic violence programs based on location, service and language needs. Find 24-hour hotlines in your area, service listings, and helpful articles on domestic violence statistics, signs and cycles of abuse, housing services, emergency services, legal and financial services, support groups for women, children and families, and more.

 National Network to End Domestic Violence:

A social change organization dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists

Rape Abuse & Incest National Network:

The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE and online hotline chat at online.rainn.org in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense

LoveisRespect.org:

The national resource to disrupt and prevent unhealthy relationships and intimate partner violence by empowering young people through inclusive and equitable education, support, and resources

 NCall:

Provides technical assistance, consultation, training, and resources related to abuse in later life and elder abuse

 Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere:

Promotes the empowerment of and equality for Ohio's diverse Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing communities by offering culturally affirmative advocacy and education, while inspiring community accountability, in response to oppression and relationship and sexual violence. 

Ohio Men's Action Network:  

A network of men and women, as individuals and as representatives of local and state organizations, working to engage men and boys in efforts to prevent sexual violence; sexual exploitation; domestic, intimate partner, family and relationship violence and to promote equitable, nonviolent relationships and a culture free of oppression. 

Local Resources 

Appleseed Community Mental Health Center:

Walks with families and individuals on their journey to live healthy, whole, and productive lives by offering comprehensive and integrated behavioral health, housing, outreach & prevention, substance-use disorder, and victim services.

    Mental Health and Recovery Board: 

Ensures the availability and accessibility of quality services that support recovery for individuals with trauma, mental health challenges and/or drug/alcohol abuse and addictions

      United Way of Ashland County: 

Unites the caring power of our community to improve lives in Ashland County by providing connections that turn generosity into large scale good

     University Hospital Samaritan Medical Center:

A 55-staffed-bed acute care facility providing  state-of-the-art, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)-accredited facilities with equally advanced technology and equipment  “To Heal. To Teach. To Discover.” and  advance the Science of Health & the Art of Compassion

Legal Aid of Western Ohio:

Non-profit regional law firms that provide high quality legal assistance in civil matters to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in western Ohio achieve self reliance, and equal justice and economic opportunity

    Kroc Center:

Seeks to fulfill Joan Kroc’s vision by providing easy access to the arts, music, sports, and educational programming for each and every member of our community. The facility currently features a worship center, field house, classrooms, a fun zone, and a community room.  The Kroc Center also serves as the Coordinated Entry Access Point for Ashland for those in our community who are experiencing homelessness. 

    Associated Charities

Provides the peace of mind necessary to help when you find yourself in an emergency situation including short-term utility, shelter, clothing, medication, and food assistance

Ashland County Job & Family Services:

Investigates and resolves issues, offers assistance, and links people to community resources that can guide them to a place of greater stability and self-support

Ashland County Health Department:

Promotes optimal health for individuals and families of the Ashland Community through public health education, prevention of disease and injury, and response to public health challenges