Survivor Resources

If you or someone you know has experienced intimate partner violence, domestic abuse, sexual assault, or any other form of violence, there are options. We have compiled a list of resources below, and also have a collection of books in our library specifically for survivors. One of the best book recommendations that we have for survivors of sexual violence is called Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence, edited by Lisa Factora-Borchers.

Local Resources
Artemis Center >>                   
YWCA Dayton >>
Womanline >>

National Resources
American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence >>
Love Is Respect >>
Office on Violence Against Women >>

How to Help Someone You Care About

Listen. Communicate without judgment.
Be there. If the survivor seeks medical attention or plans to report, offer to be there. Your presence can offer the support they need.
Share resources. Encourage them to take advantage of resources like those offered on this page, but realize that only they can make the decision to get help.
Be patient. Remember, there is no timetable for recovering from trauma. Avoid putting pressure on them to engage in activities they aren’t ready to do yet.
Self-care. Encourage the survivor to practice good self-care, and make sure you are caring for yourself too!


Women's Center

Alumni Hall 2nd Floor 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0322