Domestic Violence

Everyone deserves relationships free from domestic violence. There are many ways to get help if you or someone you care about is a victim.
First Step Domestic Violence Services

Address: PO Box 1103, Fostoria, OH 44830

Phone: 419-435-7300

Fax: 419-435-5510

24 Hour Crisis Line: 419-435-7300

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Services: Support, counseling, case management, community education, court accompaniment, advocacy, and life skills support. First Step provides emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

24 Hour Crisis Line: 800-799-7233

Text Crisis Line: Text “START” to 88788

Website: (live chat available)

Languages: English, Spanish and 200+ through interpretation service

Services: Every contact with The Hotline is personal. Some people who reach out identify as survivors of abuse, some as concerned friends or family members, and some as abusive partners seeking to change themselves.

Ohio Northern University Legal Clinic

Address: 121 W. High St., Suite 700, Lima, OH 45801

Phone: 419-227-0061

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Services: Legal representation in civil matters (domestic, probates, social security claims, consumer, government benefits) for families below 125% of the poverty level. No attorney fees, clients only pay the cost of litigation. Limited number of cases accepted.

Ohio Rape Crisis Line

Phone: 844-Ohio-Help (844-644-6435)

Services: 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a week Crisis Line

Turning Point

Phone: 740-382-8988

Crisis Number (24/7): 1-800-232-6505

Fax: 740-382-6554

Hours: Staffed 24/7



Services: Provides support and shelter for victims of domestic violence (physical or emotional) and their children. Offers individual and group counseling for residents, legal advocacy, employment, education, and housing assistance. Non-resident support groups available. Serving domestic violence victims and their families for 40 years in Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Union and Wyandot Counties.

Victim Assistance of Wyandot County

Address: 137 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351

Phone: 419-294-9900


Services: Free assistance to victims of crime.

Wyandot Counseling Associates

Address: 102 S. Sandusky Ave, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

Phone: (419) 294-1212


Services: Individual counseling, Family counseling, Marital or relationship counseling, Group therapy, ​Substance Abuse, Assessment.

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