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Choices For Victims Of Domestic Violence

CHOICES is proud to be the primary direct service provider of accredited domestic violence programming in central Ohio. Offering one of the most comprehensive domestic violence programs in the state of Ohio, our extensive programs and services support victims and survivors; their families, friends, and employers; and all those engaged in the issue.

For over 30 years, CHOICES has provided counseling, shelter, crisis intervention, education, and community and legal support and advocacy to thousands of central Ohio residents facing domestic violence. With each anniversary celebration, CHOICES strengthens its reputation – both locally and nationally - as a leader addressing this pervasive issue.

Services include:
24-hour Crisis & Information Line
Temporary Shelter
Counseling & Support Groups
Legal & Community Advocacy
Education & Training Programs


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Sort and Organize Essential Items for Vulnerable Neighbors

Sort and Organize Essential Items for Vulnerable Neighbors

Support Individuals Experiencing Domestic Violence & Homelessness

Date: March 8 | Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Venue: LSS Faith Mission

Address:
217 N. Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 343215

Details:

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) serves thousands of people in need each day in 27 Ohio counties by addressing the four core societal issues of food, shelter, safety, and healing. LSS offers housing and supportive services through LSS Faith Mission homeless shelters and domestic violence services through LSS CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence. Their breadth of services focus on uplifting families and strengthening communities.

 

Join Besa and LSS to sort and organize donations! CHOICES and Faith Mission rely heavily on donations to support those affected by homelessness and domestic violence. As a volunteer, you'll help sort donations, change inventory, and organize the donation storage closet so clients can access essential items quickly. 

 

Volunteers are required to bring their own face masks and must be worn at all times. Social distancing will be observed. No client interaction will take place during this volunteer event.

 

The health and safety of volunteers is a priority. If you are sick, over the age of 60, or have a chronic health condition, it is in your best interest to stay home. Click here for more information about COVID-19.

 

  • 18 is the minimum age to volunteer.
  • A lead volunteer from LSS will be on-site to provide orientation and training.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Parking is available at the surface lots of the shelter (on E. Naghten and behind the shelter), as well as metered parking.
  • Unfortunately, this event is not ADA accessible. 
  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests.

 

Click here for more information about LSS and the amazing work they do.

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Virtual Volunteering: Make St. Patty's Day Treats for Families

Virtual Volunteering: Make St. Patty's Day Treats for Families

Support Families Experiencing Domestic Abuse

Date: March 19 | Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Venue: Online

Address:

, OH

Details:

Since 1977, LSS CHOICES has provided counseling, shelter, crisis intervention, education, and community and legal support and advocacy to central Ohio residents facing domestic violence. LSS CHOICES is the only domestic violence shelter in Franklin County. 

 

During this time many of us feel unsafe and uncertain about the future. But for survivors of domestic violence, sheltering in place can feel familiar. Although social distancing is recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19, abusers now have a legitimate excuse to control and isolate the survivor. As domestic violence surges, CHOICES continues to provide safety and support to survivors. 

 

Join Besa and CHOICES online as we gather virtually to provide delicious St. Patrick's Day treats and words of encouragement to families experiencing domestic abuse. Using Zoom, we will guide volunteers through making green sugar cookies! These will be given to women and children staying at CHOICES. Volunteers are also welcome to include encouraging notes for both the women and staff at CHOICES. This is a great volunteer opportunity to do as a family!

 

If you'd like to make another delicious treat instead of the recipe below, please feel free. CHOICES can only serve dessert if it is donated - all treats are welcome!

 

Volunteers will need to drop off off their cookies on Monday, March 22nd any time between 10:00 am-2:00 pm at Faith Mission – 217 N. Grant Avenue - please note the donation drop off is located on the side of the 217 N. Grant building on McKee Alley. 

 

Click here to join the Zoom Meeting on Friday. The meeting ID is: 812 6191 7460 and the password is: Besa

 

Below are the ingredients you'll need for this recipe:

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • vegetable oil
  • powdered sugar
  • 10–12 drops green food color
  • Ziplock bags - each treat should be wrapped individually. 

 

Click here for more information about CHOICES and the amazing work they do.

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Virtual Volunteering: Make St. Patty's Day Treats for Families

Virtual Volunteering: Make St. Patty's Day Treats for Families

Support Families Experiencing Domestic Abuse

Date: March 21 | Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue: Online

Address:

, OH

Details:

Since 1977, LSS CHOICES has provided counseling, shelter, crisis intervention, education, and community and legal support and advocacy to central Ohio residents facing domestic violence. LSS CHOICES is the only domestic violence shelter in Franklin County. 

 

During this time many of us feel unsafe and uncertain about the future. But for survivors of domestic violence, sheltering in place can feel familiar. Although social distancing is recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19, abusers now have a legitimate excuse to control and isolate the survivor. As domestic violence surges, CHOICES continues to provide safety and support to survivors. 

 

Join Besa and CHOICES online as we gather virtually to provide delicious St. Patrick's Day treats and words of encouragement to families experiencing domestic abuse. Using Zoom, we will guide volunteers through making green sugar cookies! These will be given to women and children staying at CHOICES. Volunteers are also welcome to include encouraging notes for both the women and staff at CHOICES. This is a great volunteer opportunity to do as a family! 

 

If you'd like to make another delicious treat instead of the recipe below, please feel free. CHOICES can only serve dessert if it is donated - all treats are welcome!

 

Volunteers will need to drop off off their cookies on Monday, March 22nd any time between 10:00 am-2:00 pm at Faith Mission – 217 N. Grant Avenue - please note the donation drop off is located on the side of the 217 N. Grant building on McKee Alley. 

 

Click here to join the Zoom Meeting on Sunday. The meeting ID is: 894 9222 2599 and the password is: Besa

 

Below are the ingredients you'll need for this recipe:

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • vegetable oil
  • powdered sugar
  • 10–12 drops green food color
  • Ziplock bags - each treat should be wrapped individually. 

 

Click here for more information about CHOICES and the amazing work they do.

Sign up for this event
Sort and Organize Essential Items for Vulnerable Neighbors

Sort and Organize Essential Items for Vulnerable Neighbors

Support Individuals Experiencing Domestic Violence & Homelessness

Date: March 22 | Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Venue: LSS Faith Mission

Address:
217 N. Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 343215

Details:

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) serves thousands of people in need each day in 27 Ohio counties by addressing the four core societal issues of food, shelter, safety, and healing. LSS offers housing and supportive services through LSS Faith Mission homeless shelters and domestic violence services through LSS CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence. Their breadth of services focus on uplifting families and strengthening communities.

 

Join Besa and LSS to sort and organize donations! CHOICES and Faith Mission rely heavily on donations to support those affected by homelessness and domestic violence. As a volunteer, you'll help sort donations, change inventory, and organize the donation storage closet so clients can access essential items quickly. 

 

Volunteers are required to bring their own face masks and must be worn at all times. Social distancing will be observed. No client interaction will take place during this volunteer event.

 

The health and safety of volunteers is a priority. If you are sick, over the age of 60, or have a chronic health condition, it is in your best interest to stay home. Click here for more information about COVID-19.

 

  • 18 is the minimum age to volunteer.
  • A lead volunteer from LSS will be on-site to provide orientation and training.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Parking is available at the surface lots of the shelter (on E. Naghten and behind the shelter), as well as metered parking.
  • Unfortunately, this event is not ADA accessible. 
  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests.

 

Click here for more information about LSS and the amazing work they do.

Sign up for this event
Virtual Volunteering: Make Spring Treats for Families

Virtual Volunteering: Make Spring Treats for Families

Support Families Experiencing Domestic Abuse

Date: April 16 | Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Venue: Online

Address:

, OH

Details:

Since 1977, LSS CHOICES has provided counseling, shelter, crisis intervention, education, and community and legal support and advocacy to central Ohio residents facing domestic violence. LSS CHOICES is the only domestic violence shelter in Franklin County. 

 

During this time many of us feel unsafe and uncertain about the future. But for survivors of domestic violence, sheltering in place can feel familiar. Although social distancing is recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19, abusers now have a legitimate excuse to control and isolate the survivor. As domestic violence surges, CHOICES continues to provide safety and support to survivors. 

 

Join Besa and CHOICES online as we gather virtually to provide delicious spring-colored funfetti treats and words of encouragement to families experiencing domestic abuse. Using Zoom, we will guide volunteers through making funfetti cookies! These will be given to women and children staying at CHOICES. Volunteers are also welcome to include encouraging notes for both the women and staff at CHOICES. This is a great volunteer opportunity to do as a family!

 

If you'd like to make another delicious treat instead of the recipe below, please feel free. CHOICES can only serve dessert if it is donated - all treats are welcome!

 

Volunteers will need to drop off their on Monday, April 19th any time between 10:00am-2:00pm at Faith Mission – 217 N. Grant Avenue - please note the donation drop-off is located on the side of the 217 N. Grant building on McKee Alley. 

 

Click here to join the Zoom Meeting on Friday. The meeting ID is: 813 9402 4315 and the password is: Besa

 

Below are the ingredients you'll need for this recipe:

  • 1 box (15.25 oz) Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme™ Funfetti™ cake mix
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme™ Funfetti™ vanilla frosting (from 15.6-oz container)
  • Ziplock bags - each treat should be wrapped individually. 

 

Click here for more information about CHOICES and the amazing work they do.

Sign up for this event
Virtual Volunteering: Make Spring Treats for Families

Virtual Volunteering: Make Spring Treats for Families

Support Families Experiencing Domestic Abuse

Date: April 18 | Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue: Online

Address:

, OH

Details:

Since 1977, LSS CHOICES has provided counseling, shelter, crisis intervention, education, and community and legal support and advocacy to central Ohio residents facing domestic violence. LSS CHOICES is the only domestic violence shelter in Franklin County. 

 

During this time many of us feel unsafe and uncertain about the future. But for survivors of domestic violence, sheltering in place can feel familiar. Although social distancing is recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19, abusers now have a legitimate excuse to control and isolate the survivor. As domestic violence surges, CHOICES continues to provide safety and support to survivors. 

 

Join Besa and CHOICES online as we gather virtually to provide delicious spring-colored funfetti treats and words of encouragement to families experiencing domestic abuse. Using Zoom, we will guide volunteers through making funfetti cookies! These will be given to women and children staying at CHOICES. Volunteers are also welcome to include encouraging notes for both the women and staff at CHOICES. This is a great volunteer opportunity to do as a family!

 

If you'd like to make another delicious treat instead of the recipe below, please feel free. CHOICES can only serve dessert if it is donated - all treats are welcome!

 

Volunteers will need to drop off their on Monday, April 19th any time between 10:00am-2:00pm at Faith Mission – 217 N. Grant Avenue - please note the donation drop-off is located on the side of the 217 N. Grant building on McKee Alley. 

 

Click here to join the Zoom Meeting on Sunday. The meeting ID is: 841 9669 7800 and the password is: Besa

 

Below are the ingredients you'll need for this recipe:

  • 1 box (15.25 oz) Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme™ Funfetti™ cake mix
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme™ Funfetti™ vanilla frosting (from 15.6-oz container)
  • Ziplock bags - each treat should be wrapped individually. 

 

Click here for more information about CHOICES and the amazing work they do.

Sign up for this event