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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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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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We hope all the kids staying at our shelter know they are special and loved! ... See MoreSee Less

We hope all the kids staying at our shelter know they are special and loved!

Sometimes you just need a yummy open-face turkey sandwich complete with mashed potatoes and gravy. And some veggies, of course. Our talented kitchen advocate made this awesome dinner for shelter residents. ... See MoreSee Less

Sometimes you just need a yummy open-face turkey sandwich complete with mashed potatoes and gravy.  And some veggies, of course.  Our talented kitchen advocate made this awesome dinner for shelter residents.

Yesterday we had 22 children leave for 14 different schools from the shelter. They all had supplies but we still need more school supplies! 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. amzn.com/w/2ACUFNFPZT7O0 ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday we had 22 children leave for 14 different schools from the shelter.  They all had supplies but we still need more school supplies! 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. https://amzn.com/w/2ACUFNFPZT7O0

Maria's husband was always drinking and treated her like a maid. One night he choked her when she was pregnant. When she knew she had to get out, she went to the police who got her to CHOICES, where she found safety and healing. Now she's back to her strong, independent self. youtu.be/KerMSMLHXIM ... See MoreSee Less

Maria needed safe shelter for her and her daughter away from her abusive husband. That's when she came to CHOICES, where she found safety, security and hope.

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