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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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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 Charmaine, who celebrated her birthday by purchasing African American hair care products for shelter residents. How sweet! ... See MoreSee Less

Special thanks to Charmaine, who celebrated her birthday by purchasing African American hair care products for shelter residents.  How sweet!

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Check out this new PSA from National Domestic Violence Hotline. Here in Franklin County, if you need are in crisis or have questions, you can call our hotline at 614-224-4663. bit.ly/2iPlaPt ... See MoreSee Less

If you have concerns about a relationship, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides free and confidential support. Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 24/7, or...

Thanks to the Walmart Foundation for a grant of $35,000 to help provide healthy meals at our shelter! It will help allow residents and their children to focus on the healing process and starting their lives free from violence. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to the Walmart Foundation for a grant of $35,000 to help provide healthy meals at our shelter! It will help allow residents and their children to focus on the healing process and starting their lives free from violence.

We just received this note in the mail from a former client. She was returning the phone we had given her so someone else escaping abuse could use it. How sweet! ... See MoreSee Less

We just received this note in the mail from a former client.  She was returning the phone we had given her so someone else escaping abuse could use it. How sweet!

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Debbie GoodingI have phones to donate too, where can I send them because I too am a survivor and life on the other side is so peaceful.

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Ceta GugliemottoI have a lot of phones I can donate! Do you take any phone, any time?

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Sue Thomassent you guys a message about having a speaker at my Church UMW Meeting ?? what # can I call to do that ?

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Sharina ConsoliniHow do you excape and protect your kids if a judge doesnt believe???

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Barbi Priestly GarnerMy mother and I used Choices many times when I was a kid!!! I'm thankful for everything they did for us...Clothing housing even made sure we had school when we were hidden!! Sad life for anyone but I have come out of abuse a very strong woman!! THANK YOU Choices!!!

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Sarah ColeI am 5 months on the other side of abuse and so thankful to Choices Eliminating Domestic Violence. This woman gives me even more courage as I continue on my new path. Thank you so much for all you have done for me as well.

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Diane DrotleffThat's utterly fantastic. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the work you do everyday and for the multitudes of lives you save.

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Patty KadlecThank you for sharing that will help many

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Karen J. MitchellAmen!

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Jeanne AlexanderThis is great!

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Patricia FarhatWonderful

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Jeanne FournierGood for you Dear Courageous One. God Bless You and the kids.🌺

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