Are you being abused?
Domestic violence includes domestic abuse, spousal abuse, intimate partner violence, battering, or family violence. It is a pattern of coercive behavior which involves violence or other forms of abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Domestic violence can take place in heterosexual and same-sex family relationships. Domestic violence can involve violence against children in the family or violence against a roommate. Other destructive abuses usually occur in the relationship such as economic, mental, emotional, sexual, verbal, and power and control tactics
New Directions ans Soteria services include:
• Logan County shelter
• Legal advocacy
• Court accompaniment
• Individual counseling
• Crisis intervention
• Safety planning
• Linkage and referral to community resources
• Community education and outreach
The Soteria House is open to all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault of any gender or race, from any city, county or state. It provides free, temporary housing where victims/survivors and their children have a safe place to live, heal, recover, and thrive.
Soteria is a 24-hour shelter that provides additional security to the victim and children with an undisclosed location, where immediate basic needs are provided such as food, clothing, and important personal items. Soteria offers crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, and counseling to support their general well-being and mental and emotional needs.
Soteria also provides linkage to resources with other agencies that include medical, housing, education, employment opportunities, and other social services for successful self-sustainment.
Domestic violence situations are often complicated. Please feel free to contact us for consultation and intake.
What is legal advocacy?
The Legal Advocate provides families information and emotional support about their legal options to protect themselves from domestic violence or sexual assault. Victims learn about court proceedings, how to complete protection orders, how to obtain an attorney, and information on victim’s rights, victim crime compensation, and the VINE program. The legal advocate will accompany the victim to court and provide transportation if needed. These services are free.
For additional information on domestic violence resources in Ohio:
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