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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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We were proud to attend the kickoff event for the newly approved Marsy's Law-Ohio Crime Victims Bill of Rights, which gives more rights and protections to victims of crimes. ... See MoreSee Less

We were proud to attend the kickoff event for the newly approved Marsys Law-Ohio Crime Victims Bill of Rights, which gives more rights and protections to victims of crimes.

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Kensington Place, a member of the LSS family just like CHOICES, held a fundraiser for us where residents, families and employees could purchase a candygram or a singing telegram from the Kensingtones, their resident singing group. How creative!
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Kensington Place, a member of the LSS family just like CHOICES, held a fundraiser for us where residents, families and employees could purchase a candygram or a singing telegram from the Kensingtones, their resident singing group.  How creative!

Love shouldn't hurt. This Valentine's Day, if you are a victim of domestic violence or have questions, call our crisis line at 614-224-4663. ... See MoreSee Less

Love shouldnt hurt.  This Valentines Day, if you are a victim of domestic violence or have questions, call our crisis line at 614-224-4663.

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Melissa ParsleyI love this. I fought and won to get away! 5 years later it is a struggle but I have so many that love me. If anyone every wants to talk or needs help. Please PM me. I learned a lot when through the process and am willing to share what I know!

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This is why we need a larger shelter! All available space, including offices, group rooms, anywhere a cot can be placed, has been used for people to sleep! Learn more. choicescolumbus.org/blog/newshelter/ ... See MoreSee Less

This is why we need a larger shelter! All available space, including offices, group rooms, anywhere a cot can be placed, has been used for people to sleep! Learn more. http://choicescolumbus.org/blog/newshelter/

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