Creating a Safe Haven for Victims and Families
For nearly four decades, LSS 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 Harsh Realities of Domestic Violence
Franklin County Police Responded to 6,982 incidents of domestic violence in 2015.
In 2016, 750+ will seek refuge at the CHOICES shelter – the only one in Franklin County.
In 2016, CHOICES expects to…
Provide services to 2,000+ people
Answer 4,300 calls for assistance on its 24-hour hotline
Domestic violence in the workplace costs $8.3 billion each year, including medical care, mental health services and lost productivity.
Only 34% of individuals who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care.
3 women are killed each day by their husband or boyfriend.
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