Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence - Dove House Shelter

Dove House is Butler County’s protective shelter for victims of domestic violence. Services include:
  • Court Advocacy
  • 24-hour protective shelter
  • Child Advocacy
  • Complete confidentiality
  • Support and educational groups
If you live in fear and spend your days trying to avoid tension and the prospect of another argument or fight, you are not alone! Please don’t spend another day in fear. Dove House provides a 24 hour crisis line and someone is waiting to talk to you, with information for resources available in the community as well as providing a safe place for you and your children.

For over 25 years, Dove House has been working to restore safety, dignity and hope to those whose lives have been marred by domestic violence, one of the most pervasive threats to safety and well-being both nationally and locally. Dove House operates the only protective shelter in Butler County, Ohio. In addition, Dove House provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, advocacy for victims, training to increase self-sufficiency, and a survivors’ support group. Dove House provides educational and outreach programs to both educate the community about the cycle of domestic violence and to give victims the support and courage to seek help.

Domestic Violence - Options Support Group

Options is a domestic violence awareness, education & empowerment support group that focuses on allowing survivors of domestic violence to heal in individual ways with the encouragement from others. Open to all members of the community (ages 18 and older), this group brings positive energy into the topics of domestic violence, while concurrently advocating for the strength, health and emotional power of our members.

While topics of Options are individualized weekly around the flow of the group, it is our mission to provide education to combat false knowledge and opportunities for members to deal with the effects of domestic violence. Groups allow members to confront frustration, confusion, anger, while rebuilding personal identity, strength and confidence.

Topics Include:
  • Understanding Domestic Violence
  • The Cycle of Violence
  • Domestic Violence-Red Flags
  • Abuser & Victim Characteristics
  • Co-dependency
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Understanding Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships
  • Assertiveness
Options is free of charge and runs each Tuesday night from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. at the YWCA Hamilton.  
For registration and more information, please call: 1-800-618-6523.

Did you know?

  • Every 2 ½ minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted.
  • One in three women has been a victim of domestic violence.
  • Twenty-five percent of college women have been raped.
  • Seventy percent of cyberstalking victims are female.
  • Forty percent of teenage girls ages 14 to 17 say they know someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
  • More than 5.7 million youth are estimated to be involved in bullying.
  • Homicide is the leading cause of death for all pregnant women.
  • 18,000 to 20,000 of the victims of human trafficking are trafficked into the United States annually.
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