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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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We need school supplies for the kids currently in our shelter and for the ones who come throughout the year. You can't beat the sales right now! Donations can be dropped off to 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

We need school supplies for the kids currently in our shelter and for the ones who come throughout the year. You cant beat the sales right now! Donations can be dropped off to 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

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Special thanks to Upper Arlington Lutheran Church - UALC for making over a room in the shelter! The team cleaned, painted, bought all new linens and storage units, and more. It is much appreciated by residents and staff!
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Special thanks to Upper Arlington Lutheran Church - UALC for making over a room in the shelter! The team cleaned, painted, bought all new linens and storage units, and more. It is much appreciated by residents and staff!

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Jamaliah Peters BrownDo you take donations like personal care or clothing?

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Debbie WillardBless all of you for All you do and Many thanks!!!

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Marie OberliesNice job, from a good heart,Bless you all

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Shirley RusenstromGod bless you all for caring

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Charlotte Baldwin CwiklinskiGreat job everyone

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Looking for something to do tomorrow night? Visit The Walrus for a fundraiser for CHOICES, supported by Rheingeist Brewery, New Belgium Brewing and The Walrus. ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for something to do tomorrow night?  Visit The Walrus for a fundraiser for CHOICES, supported by Rheingeist Brewery, New Belgium Brewing and The Walrus.

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