Support and resources are available even if a person chooses not to pursue an investigation through the College or criminal charges. Many of these resources also are available to those who are accused of sexual misconduct or another form of discrimination.
Providers of confidential services may not share your information without your express consent, unless there is an imminent danger to you or others or as required by law. Providers are granted the privilege of confidentiality under Ohio law due to the nature of their position.
Please note, the provider must be acting in their counseling role in order to exercise complete confidentiality. For example, telling your Human Services professor, who also happens to be a licensed counselor, about a sexual assault does not grant you confidentiality. The professor must report this to the Title IX Coordinator, and the Title IX Coordinator will contact you about the information. (See FAQs for more information on confidentiality.)
- Counseling Services – Columbus State | (614) 287-2818
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
For full-time, part-time employees and regular temporary employees (except adjuncts and work study students):
- Matrix EAP Counselors | (614) 475-9500
Matrix also provides other resources, such as legal and financial advice at discounted or no cost. For legal or financial consultations, call Matrix at 1-800-886-1171.
Sheltering In Place and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
The current stay at home orders may present additional barriers for those experiencing intimate partner violence. Below is a resource that offers some safety tips for sheltering in place and contact information for organizations that can offer additional support.
The following resources may or may not be confidential. Please contact the source directly to verify confidentiality.
- Asian American Community Services Support for victims of domestic violence, human trafficking & sexual assault (614) 220-4023, Interpreting Hotline: (614) 216-4988
- BRAVO (LGBT services) 1-866-86-BRAVO
- Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition (Human Trafficking) 24 hour hotline and advocacy (614) 285-HELP (4357)
- Choices Domestic violence/Partner violence, 24 hour Crisis/Shelter (614) 224-4663
- Domestic Violence/Stalking City of Columbus Unit providing assistance with prosecution, counseling, crisis intervention and education
- Hands On Online Directory & Hotline Confidential mental health resources and other general resources confidential & non-confidential.
- Help Line of Delaware and Morrow Counties Crisis Hotline (740) 369-3316 or (419) 947-2520 or 1-800-684-2324
- Lighthouse Domestic Violence Shelter Fairfield County (740) 687-4423
Joan Marshall, Legal Advocate (740)-689-2679 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
- Madison County Resources (740) 845-7286
- Mental Health America of Franklin County Access to free counseling for eligible residents of Franklin County (614) 221-1441
- Muslim Family Services of Ohio (614) 470-2848 / firstname.lastname@example.org
- National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
- National Teen (and Young Adult) Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9474 or text "loveis" to 22522
- Netcare 24 Hour Crisis Line (614) 276-CARE (2273) or 1-888-276-CARE (2273)
- Ohio Benefit Bank Online Application Service for resources (food, health care, child
care and more)
- Ohio Domestic Violence Network 1-800-934-984
- Ohio Legal Services
- Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN) (24/7 assistance) 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
- Ohio Hispanic Coalition: Domestic violence 24 hour hotline serving the Latino and Hispanic community (614) 746-3534
- Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) (24/7 assistance ) (614) 267-7020
- Shalom Task Force National domestic abuse hotline serving the Jewish community 1-888-883-2323
- Somali Community Association of Ohio: Trained multi-lingual immigrant staff provide goal planning, advocacy, family counseling, and support for those experiencing domestic violence (614) 262-4068
- Southeastern Ohio Legal Services 1-800-589-5888 or (614) 221-7201
- St. Vincent’s Family Center: Mental health prevention, intervention and treatment services for children and families (614) 252-0731
- Stalking Resource Center: Crime Victim Hotline (855) 4-VICTIM / (855) 484-2846
- The Center for Family Safety and Healing (614) 772-8200
- The Legal Aid Society for Franklin and Madison Counties Intake Line (614) 241-2001 or 1-888-246-4420
- The Legal Aid Society for Marion, Morrow, Delaware, Union Counties Intake Line (740) 383-2161 or 1-888-301-2411
- Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter 1-800- 232-6505 or (740) 382-8988
- Union County Resources
Additional legal protections may be available for immigrants and international students who are the victims of crime or human trafficking. The United States Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services, annually sets aside a limited number of non-immigrant visas for individuals who meet eligibility criteria. More information is available at: www.uscis.gov