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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 Franklin County. Regrettably, the demand for sheltering of victims of domestic violence 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 by getting involved as an individual or with your business or organization.

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Domestic violence is a problem that affects everything and everyone.

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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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Special thanks to Discover Fin Svces New Albany for collecting urgently-needed diapers! With so many small children in the shelter, this is a great help!
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Special thanks to Discover Fin Svces New Albany for collecting urgently-needed diapers!  With so many small children in the shelter, this is a great help!

Kids staying in our shelter with their parent who is escaping abuse celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday by making some art. What's Thanksgiving without hand turkeys! ... See MoreSee Less

Kids staying in our shelter with their parent who is escaping abuse celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday by making some art. Whats Thanksgiving without hand turkeys!

New women's coats size large and above are urgently needed for victims of domestic violence. If you'd like to help, donations can be dropped off at Faith Mission, our sister org, at 245 N Grant Ave every day from 7 to 7. Or you can give via our Amazon wish list. a.co/60m4duR ... See MoreSee Less

New womens coats size large and above are urgently needed for victims of domestic violence. If youd like to help, donations can be dropped off at Faith Mission, our sister org, at 245 N Grant Ave every day from 7 to 7.  Or you can give via our Amazon wish list. http://a.co/60m4duR

Today is #GivingTuesday. Please consider providing safety and support. choicescolumbus.org/blog/donate/ Show how you share kindness at #GiveKindnessColumbus for a chance to win one of ten $500 grants to benefit CHOICES. ... See MoreSee Less

Today is #GivingTuesday. Please consider providing safety and support. http://choicescolumbus.org/blog/donate/ Show how you share kindness at #GiveKindnessColumbus for a chance to win one of ten $500 grants to benefit CHOICES.

Have you seen our ads at Broad and High and elsewhere around town? We want everyone to know they have a place to turn if they are suffering from intimate partner violence. ... See MoreSee Less

Have you seen our ads at Broad and High and elsewhere around town?  We want everyone to know they have a place to turn if they are suffering from intimate partner violence.

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