People who are or have experienced sexual violence may be experiencing increased isolation and danger caused by social distancing measures during the Coronavirus pandemic. Survivors often have specific needs around safety, health, and confidentiality. We also realize that communities most-impacted by sexual violence are facing additional challenges during this unprecedented time. We have compiled resources and tools for sexual violence service providers, who are working tirelessly to respond in ways that are safe and supportive for all.

We are updating these resources continuously. If you have information to share, please contact the Resource & Communications Coordinator, Jenn Eidemiller at, with the subject line “COVID Support.”

For additional support or program technical assistance please email us at or call OAESV Resource Line (888) 886-8388 Toll-Free.

State and Federal Guidance

Includes factsheets and information on recently COVID-related Ohio and Federal policies and guidance.

Organizational Policies & Support

Includes information for Ohio Sexual Violence Service Providers on updating their policies and procedures to ensure the safety and sustainability of their services.

Providing Services During Public Health Crisis

Best practice guidelines and support for mobile advocacy and virtual services.

Hospital Advocacy & Coordinated Response Resources

OAESV recorded Hospital Advocacy Webinar and resources for advocates and hospital staff serving sexual violence survivors.

Legal Advocacy & Ohio Court Updates

Statewide legal and court updates impacting survivors of sexual violence and safety planning.

Resources for Survivors & Co-Survivors

Multi-lingual resources on coronavirus, resources and safety planning for socially isolated survivors.


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