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You can provide safety to victims of domestic violence.

For nearly four decades, CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence has been providing a safe, secure shelter for victims of domestic violence in central Ohio. Regrettably, the demand for sheltering of victims of domestic abuse in Columbus and the surrounding areas has increased, and CHOICES’ resources have been stretched thin. These victims deserve a secure place to find safety and healing, and you can help make that a reality.

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Gaining Freedom: Dina’s Story


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The neighbors had called the police five or six times before, but this time Dina knew it was different. Her boyfriend had broken her foot and she was admitted to the hospital. She was afraid of being in a cast because if she couldn’t run she knew her abuser would kill her. And she was terrified because her two children were left home with him, alone and unprotected.

Desperate, Dina asked a nurse to phone her sister whom she hadn’t spoken to in two years. To Dina’s great relief, her sister came to the hospital. They called the abuser to say the sister was coming for the kids. His response – he laughed. He said he didn’t want the kids and Dina would come back to him because no one would want her and she would have nowhere else to go.

He was wrong. When Dina was discharged from the hospital, her sister took her and her children to the CHOICES shelter, which turned out to be exactly what Dina needed.

After living at the shelter for almost a month, Dina said, “I have a job. I have friends. I smile a lot and even laugh with the other women. People like me and I can’t believe it. He was wrong. I am proud and feel confident. I am enjoying my life. This is freedom.”

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Our staff does a lot to ensure kids staying at the shelter are prepared for school and don't fall behind - including offering practice sheets for each grade. ... See MoreSee Less

Our staff does a lot to ensure kids staying at the shelter are prepared for school and dont fall behind - including offering practice sheets for each grade.

Tara came to our shelter to escape her abuser. He would tell her, "No one else will want you. You’re better off dead. Nobody loves you but me. Tell your family and son goodbye." After a while, she believed him, but she no longer does with the help of CHOICES staff. ... See MoreSee Less

Tara came to our shelter to escape her abuser. He would tell her, No one else will want you.  You’re better off dead.  Nobody loves you but me.  Tell your family and son goodbye. After a while, she believed him, but she no longer does with the help of CHOICES staff.

Lyndee Stevens, Jess Ellis Conley and 67 others like this

Pamela GiffordMine told me the same thing. They don't change, don't look back and keep on going!

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Tierica MangeniDefinitely common words/phrases of an abuser!

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Marci James LeachSo happy that Tara found the strength to make the move. She is wonderful, beautiful and a loving woman and Mom. Good for her :)

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