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How can I protect myself now?



  • Get medical help, if you are injured
  • Call the police
  • Go to a safe place
  • Contact a Victim Advocate from the list of agencies below

Ashtabula County

Homesafe Domestic Violence Office
440-992-2727
800-95-ABUSE(1-800-952-2873)

Cuyahoga County

Witness/Victim Service Center
216-443-7345

Domestic Violence Center
216-391-HELP or
216-651-8484

Geauga County

WomenSafe
888-285-5665

Lake County

Forbes House
440-357-1018

Lorain County

Genesis House
440-244-1853

All Other Counties

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE(7233)

If you are staying in the home with the abuser, practice an escape plan with the children to use in case of an emergency. Make sure to have on hand for a quick escape:

  • Cash
  • Credit cards
  • Medications
  • Telephone numbers
  • Extra car and house keys
  • Copies of birth certificate
  • Social Security cards
  • Medical cards