Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you are interested in supporting one of our local programs, please click the button to see a list of events across the state. If you’re unable to support us in person, please consider donating to our LifeSaver Fund.

DELTA Impact Final Report

ODVN’s Prevention Team and its partners are proud to present the DELTA Impact Final Report. Check out our wage equity work and the accomplishments of the Ohio Men’s Action Network (OHMAN).

Advocacy Day 2023

Advocates pushed for increased funding for domestic violence services in the 2024/25 state budget
Their message to legislators: Include $20 million for ODVN member programs

Advocacy Day Event Recording

Celebrating 10 Years of OHMAN!

Please help us celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Ohio Men’s Action Network. Click below to see the progress that has been made toward engaging men in preventing domestic violence from happening in the first place!

More than 70 advocates gathered at the Riffe Center for Advocacy Day on March 23, 2023. Gov. DeWine included $20 million for domestic violence services in his proposed budget, but the legislature has the final say. Advocates met with 40 legislators to urge them to keep the funding in the budget, after hearing remarks from six of our legislative champions as well as Christa Hullaby, a survivor who told the crowd how Artemis Center in Dayton helped her escape her abuse.

At least 125 people attended ODVN’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month press conference in the Capitol on October 12, and 135 people attended virtually. We presented our annual Domestic Violence Fatality Report, which found that more children in Ohio died in FY2022 than in any year since ODVN began counting.

Guest speaker and survivor Kellie Elliot, of Preble County, whose abuser killed Kellie’s two children and then himself in January, spoke about her struggles to keep her children safe amid multiple system failures.

This year’s event honored two long-time advocates with ODVN’s annual Croucher Family Award for Outstanding Leadership: Bridget Mahoney, Immediate Past Board Chair of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, former television anchor, and domestic violence survivor, and Kimberly Stanley, Victim Witness Director at the Stark County Prosecutor’s Office.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Recording

Our Organization

ODVN’s purpose is to support and strengthen Ohio’s response to domestic violence through training, public awareness, and technical assistance and to promote social change through the implementation of public policy. ODVN maintains a commitment to the empowerment of battered survivors and their children as well as to the elimination of personal, institutional, and cultural violence.

Our Mission

The Ohio Domestic Violence Network advances the principles that all people have the right to an oppression and violence-free life; fosters changes in our economic, social, and political systems; and brings leadership, expertise, and best practices to community programs.


By becoming a member of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN), you benefit over 70 local domestic violence programs statewide. It is critical we continue our leadership role in domestic violence advocacy and education across Ohio. Your concern and generosity help to ensure that this work will continue. 


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Latest Resources

Impact for Change Bulletin: A New, DEI-centered Space

Impact for Change Bulletin: A New, DEI-centered Space

With the urgency of the day-to-day work trying to provide shelter and services for survivors of domestic violence in Ohio, there’s not always time to stop and consider directly issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Over the past several...

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