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Choice Women's Emergency Shelter

Provides housing for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Average stay based on safety and individual need. Provides counseling, legal and social service advocacy and referrals, substance abuse assessment/referral, youth services, outreach and domestic violence education.

The fact that CHOICES offers temporary shelter is well known, but the location is kept confidential for safety purposes. A dedicated staff has ensured the shelter's operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, since 1977, making ours the longest-running domestic violence shelter in Franklin County.

Hundreds of volunteers have donated their time and skills to keep the shelter running efficiently for over 30 years. Thousands of women and children have used this residence as a safe, temporary home during times of crisis.

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If you have stayed in this shelter, how was your stay?

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  1. Okay I guess

    Answer posted on Aug 18, 2021 0
  2. Myself and my children stayed there thirty years ago, and it was the first step in changing our lives. I was getting beat weekly, I was afraid I couldn't make it on my own with three kids. I had to leave the state to beagle to live safely, choices helped me locate a shelter in Texas and we went there. I was able to find work, then small appt. The schools at that time had before and after school child care for a very very small fee. We went on to build a very happy life. The stay at choices was good. We had clean beds a room of our own. Good food we only had to do help cook and small amount of chores. We got to talk to other women who understood. But most of all we felt safe. God bless all connected with choices.

    Answer posted on Jan 15, 2022 0

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

User Answers

  1. No

    Answer posted on Jun 2, 2021 0
  2. No

    Answer posted on Aug 18, 2021 0
  3. Yes we felt very safe, and my now ex husband was actively searching for us, threatening family and friends. But they couldn't tell him , because they didn't have location. It was a blessing to feel safe.

    Answer posted on Jan 15, 2022 0

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

User Answers

  1. Yes

    Answer posted on Aug 18, 2021 0
  2. Not thirty years ago.

    Answer posted on Jan 15, 2022 0

Do you have any advice for those wanting to stay at this shelter?

User Answers

  1. Yes, don't wait.

    Answer posted on Jan 15, 2022 0

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