The Domestic Violence Shelter Inc

A nonprofit organization

$2,185 raised by 23 donors

44% complete

$5,000 Goal

What a year we’ve all had! The uncertainty and unique situation that all of us have been facing has produced truly terrifying results for people living in violent environments. For the first time in decades, domestic violence rates are rising. In Ohio, deaths as a result of domestic abuse have increased by 35%. Unfortunately, at the same time, the major federal and state funding for shelters is dramatically decreasing. This reality has been challenging, yet has not diminished our commitment to serve Richland County’s domestic violence survivors.

As a matter of fact, we made a bold move to purchase the building adjacent to our existing Shelter. The need for this expansion is highlighted by the findings of the 14th annual “Domestic Violence Counts Report, Ohio Summary.” This report found that on September 12, 2019 there were “263 Unmet Requests for Services [during the survey period]… of which 91% (239) were for Housing and Emergency Shelter.” This survey reflects the experience of the people we serve and is the impetus behind our expansion. Once fully renovated, this recently acquired space will increase our client capacity by 70%. If our Shelter is full, the next closest shelter is 22 miles away, substantially smaller, and unable to regularly accommodate the overflow from Richland County. This expansion will allow us to address the spike of domestic violence within our community and avoid forcing survivors to travel for help.

Regardless of outside factors, we are committed to ensuring that the domestic violence survivors in Richland County have a place to seek out safe haven and continued support.

As a donor, you have the power to ensure our doors remain open, the renovations in our newly acquired space will be completed in a timely way, and our quality services continue unaffected by the chaotic times we are living in. 

If you can donate to The Domestic Violence Shelter, lives will literally be saved. A one-time gift during a time of crisis is the vote of confidence non-profits need during unstable times. That said, to make your contribution feel manageable and provide sustained support to an organization that provides constant service to the community, please consider a recurring monthly donation. These donations, of any amount, are invaluable as we move forward together.

Each recurring monthly gift makes a tremendous impact over the course of a year…

  • for $10 a month you will provide almost 100 meals in a year
  • for $20 a month you will provide 6 school supply kits for children living in the Shelter in a year 
  • for $25 a month you will provide 3 nights of safety in the Shelter for an abuse survivor in a year 
  • for $50 a month you will provide the resources for our staff to help create 7 safety plans in a year 
  • for $75 a month you will provide the staffing for 10 calls to our 24-hour crisis line in a year 
  • for $100 a month you will provide 12 nights of shelter in a year 

Your gift will truly alter the course of someone’s life.

24/7 Crisis-line: 1-800-931-SAFE (7233) or 419-774-5840


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The Domestic Violence Shelter Inc

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Humanitarian Aid


PO BOX 1524



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