The Columbus Alliance for Battered Women, Inc. d/b/a Hope Harbour, was organized as a nonprofit corporation in January 1979. The Alliance grew out of a group of concerned citizens, organizations and community leaders who recognized that spouse abuse was a serious community problem. Two of the most critical needs were temporary shelter for women and children who had no refuge or escape from the explosive environment of a violent home and for appropriate and accessible counseling to deal with the trauma.
Hope Harbour provides emergency shelter, safety, crisis intervention, and advocacy for adults and children who are victims and survivors of domestic violence. Our vision is that Hope Harbour will be the lifeline for victims and survivors of family violence by developing, organizing, and coordinating the community resources and services needed to bring about an informed public in the region.