Advocate

Everyone can advocate to help stop family violence in the following ways:

  • Call 911, if safety is of immediate concern
  • If you suspect abuse, report it
  • Model healthy relationships at home
  • Promote education and awareness on the topic of family violence in the broader community
  • Look for opportunities to mentor and teach young people about healthy relationships
  • Participate in community events that support healthy families and communities
  • Learn how to recognize possible signs of family violence, respond appropriately and refer to community resources
  • Invite someone to a meeting to talk about family violence. This is a great opportunity if you are involved with a board, serve on committees or volunteer in your community
  • Consider how you can use your time, influence and finances to support the cause
  • Educate yourself by attending programs or courses, watching films and reading articles and books
  • Share your voice! Consider writing a letter to the editor of the local newspaper or reaching out to your local legislators
The Center for Family Safety and Healing
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-8200