PRESIDENT: Karen Days
OUR STORY: The main goal of The Center for Family Safety and Healing (TCFSH) is to break the cycle of family violence and restore hope. The Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (established in 2002) and the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence (founded in 1998) merged into one organization in 2012 and is now called The Center for Family Safety and Healing (TCFSH). Both organizations shared a vision and commitment to end the cycle of family violence in central Ohio.
TCFSH is able to fully address all aspects of family violence such as child abuse and neglect, teen dating abuse, domestic abuse and elder abuse. A multidisciplinary team, which includes law en-forcement and child protective services, provides the individualized care that each person needs. The team also works to eliminate the damage that heinous acts of abuse cost society. Unique to TCFSH is the ability to evaluate and serve victims. Individuals in abusive situations tell their stories one time, rather than being interviewed by several people or organizations. “Now the trauma of reliving their situation is limited to one forensic interviewer who will share the information with a team,” says Karen S. Days, president of The Center for Family Safety and Healing.
“We surround victims with people they know they can trust. Our programs and services are a lifeline to those in need and are important tools in the eﬀort to break the cycle of family violence.” adds Days. These programs and services are a lifeline to those in need and are important tools in the eﬀort to break the cycle of family violence.
TCFSH is a one-stop, coordinated response to family violence for individuals and families. TCFSH is unique among centers throughout the country in that all forms of interpersonal violence and abuse towards children, teens, adults and the elderly are addressed. TCFSH is the first advocacy center in the country to include services for adult domestic violence victims alongside those for children.
TCFSH is the beneficiary of 100% of the funds raised from the annual New Albany Classic (NAC) Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day which is celebrating its 20th year this fall.
For more information visit www.thenewalbanyclassic.com
Through an impressive combination of public and private resources, TCFSH is able to offer free training and resources to raise awareness about family violence in our community.
655 E Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43205