Off-Campus Resources

Phone:

419-352-5387

419-872-2419

Address:

280 S. Main St.

Bowling Green

(Administrative Services and Victims Services)

Behavioral Connections Website

‌Behavioral Connections of Wood County, Inc. is a not-for-profit comprehensive behavioral health care agency providing treatment for mental health and substance abuse concerns for residents of Wood County, Ohio. You will meet with an assessment clinician who will learn about your concerns or difficulties and make a decision about the most appropriate treatment for you. If your concerns can be better addressed by another agency (inside or outside of Wood County) they will refer you to that agency.

Phone:

419-352-1545 or 1-800-472-9411

Address:

Physical address is unpublished to protect privacy of residences

Email:

cocoon@cocoonshelter.org

Cocoon Shelter Website

The link is a Crisis Intervention Center/ 24-hour Crisis Hotline that provides information, referrals, and connects individuals to a the Cocoon Shelter, which is a victims advocacy program (for victims of violent crimes). The hotline can provide immediate support on the phone and the Cocoon Shelter can offer trained professionals that provide ongoing in-person confidential support services.  The Cocoon Shelter also may be able to offer emergency safe housing.

Phone:

City of Bowling Green Police 419-352-2571 (non-emergency line)
Wood County Sherriff’s Department 419-354-9137 (non-emergency line)
Erie County Sherriff’s Department 419-625-7951(non-emergency line)
911 (emergency line)

Address:

City of Bowling Green Police
175 W. Wooster Street
Bowling Green, OH 43402


Bowling Green Police Website

The City of Bowling Green Police serves as the law enforcement agency for the city of Bowling Green, Ohio. For incidents that occur within the jurisdiction of Bowling Green, Ohio they will respond and investigate all crimes. They are dedicated to serve and protect the community by enforcing the law. The laws enforced are both the state of Ohio and federal laws, as well as various local ordinances. It is important to understand the statute of limitations associated with each law and to understand the extent the law can protect you.

All survivors of a crime, including sexual violence, harassment, assault, or stalking, are encouraged to report the incident(s) to law enforcement. Choosing to report an assault/incident to the police does not require filing criminal charges. However, it does allow support systems to be put into place to aid the survivor.

It is best if reporting is done as soon as possible after the assault/incident occurs, but it may be done at any point. For those who decide to notify law enforcement should be aware of the urgency of reporting the incident and the importance of preserving physical evidence at the scene of the incident as well as on the person who was harmed. If the individual chooses to report the assault days, weeks, or even months after the assault, support systems are still available but criminal investigations and future prosecutions may become more difficult.

Sexual assaults for which individuals seek medical treatment must be reported to the appropriate police agency by healthcare officials. However, as noted above, students are not required to file a police report.

To find out more information about reporting, statute of limitations, and other information (i.e., protection orders) please contact the non-emergency line found above.

Wood County Prosecutor's Office

Phone:

419-354-9250

Address:

One Courthouse Square
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Wood County Prosecutor's Office Website

The Wood County Prosecutor’s Office strives to provide services which uphold the citizens of our county in the manner you expect. The Victim/Witness Services Division of the Wood County Prosecutor’s Office act as a support, information, and assistance provision system for those affected by crime.

Bowling Green City Prosecutor

Phone:

419-354-6285

Address:

711 Dunbridge Road
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Email:

bgprosecutor@bgohio.org

Bowling Green City Prosecutor Website

The City Prosecutor is responsible for prosecution of violations against city ordinance or any regulations adopted under the authority of the City of Bowling Green.

If you find yourself wanting or needing legal services or advice from someone else you can go to the Wood County Bar Referral or go to Student Legal Services to retrieve a flyer that has a list of local attorneys that they recommend. Some criminal lawyer resources include the public defender (419-354-9244), Greg Bakies (419-352-4621), Scott Coon (419-354-4442), Norman Geer (419-352-5164), and Peter Halleck (419-353-8491). There is a larger list with a variety of other types of specialties available. It is important that you remember that these local lawyers are not employed through BGSU and are not endorsed through the university. It is also important to note that many of these off-campus attorneys work at cost, but some initial consultations with may be free.

Phone:

1-800-273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Website

This is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. When you dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255), you are calling the crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. After you call, you will hear a message saying you have reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You will hear hold music while your call is being routed. You will be helped by a skilled, trained crisis worker that will listen to your problems and will tell you about mental health services in your area. Your call is confidential and free. No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living.

Phone:

419-352-0626

Address:

541 W. Wooster St., 2nd Floor
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Email:

info@namiwoodcounty.org

NAMI Wood County Website

NAMI Wood County is a leading self-help organization offering events, free educational classes, support groups, and other programs addressing mental health for Bowling Green, Ohio and all surrounding Wood County communities.

Phone:

419-354-8900

Address:

950 W. Wooster St.
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Email:

info@woodcountyhospital.org

Wood County Hospital Website

Wood County Hospital serves the community of Bowling Green, Ohio by attending to the medical needs of the community. The hospital has an emergency room for 24/7 medical assistance. For incidents of sexual assault, the hospital offers a variety of tests and exams. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) can, if requested to do so, preform sexual assault forensic exams, also known as “rape kits”, to collect evidence within 96 hours of an incident and release it to law enforcement to provide for more accurate reporting and evidence collection. In addition, Wood County Hospital can also provide treatment for STI’s, emergency contraceptives, toxicology screens, and referrals to counseling on or off campus. Abortions are not offered at Wood County Hospital. An abortion center in Toledo is opening soon, but for now the nearest location to have an abortion or related abortion services in Ohio can be found in Cleveland. These are just a few of the many types of services that Wood County Hospital provides to the community.