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Our Community’s Campaign

Creating a Safe Haven for Victims and Families

For nearly four decades, CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence (CHOICES) 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. Meeting this increasing need, while ensuring the safety of victims in a respectful, secure manner, requires an innovative approach to domestic violence sheltering.  That’s why we are launching our community’s campaign to build a new shelter for victims of domestic violence and their families.

The New Shelter Will

Increase Capacity by 135%

Bed capacity in the new shelter will more than double – from 51 beds to 120. 

Promote Dignity & Respect

Domestic Violence-specific clinical models and design concepts will be used to accommodate the specialized needs of victims and their families.

Have State-of-the-art Security

Security cameras and lighting will be used throughout the building as well as a physical security access control system and personal safety alarms for staff.

Offer Kennels for Victims’ Pets

Pet enclosures and exercise areas will be available, removing a barrier for victims who don’t want to leave their pet with their abuser.

The Harsh Realities of Domestic Violence in Franklin County, Ohio

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The Harsh Reality of Domestic Violence as a National Issue

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