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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 URGENTLY need diapers size 5 and 6! We have none for the children who are coming into the shelter with their parent as they flee a domestic violence situation. If you can help, donations can be dropped off to Faith Mission, our sister org, at 245 N Grant Ave every day between 7 and 7 and via our Amazon wish list at amzn.com/w/2ACUFNFPZT7O0. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

We URGENTLY need diapers size 5 and 6! We have none for the children who are coming into the shelter with their parent as they flee a domestic violence situation. If you can help, donations can be dropped off to Faith Mission, our sister org, at 245 N Grant Ave every day between 7 and 7 and via our Amazon wish list at http://amzn.com/w/2ACUFNFPZT7O0. Thanks!

Stephanie Potter, David A. King and 23 others like this

Randa PrendergastI used the Amazon wish list and mailed one box each of diapers and a pack of onies. Are the other items up to date?? I saw some stuff added back in September and wondered if they were still needed (mostly toys).

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Some of our shelter residents wrote on a board what it means to be a domestic violence survivor. Powerful words! ... See MoreSee Less

Some of our shelter residents wrote on a board what it means to be a domestic violence survivor. Powerful words!

Recently we had a meeting with our Speakers Bureau, an amazing group of women who have been involved with us from five to 29 years! We are so appreciative! ... See MoreSee Less

Recently we had a meeting with our Speakers Bureau, an amazing group of women who have been involved with us from five to 29 years!  We are so appreciative!

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Shirley RusenstromGod bless you all

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We need NEW summer clothes for the children staying in our shelter. If you can help, donations can be dropped off to Faith Mission, our sister org, at 245 N Grant every day between 7 and 7 or you can give via our Amazon wish list (limited selection) amzn.com/w/2ACUFNFPZT7O0 ... See MoreSee Less

We need NEW summer clothes for the children staying in our shelter. If you can help, donations can be dropped off to Faith Mission, our sister org, at 245 N Grant every day between 7 and 7 or you can give via our Amazon wish list (limited selection)  https://amzn.com/w/2ACUFNFPZT7O0

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Durmma SeiberThink! Can be the greatest , to love!

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