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2015 ODVN Trainings

Written by Amy Smith. Posted in Training Registration

ODVN will offer trainings on a variety of topics in 2015, including Ethics, Alcohol and Domestic Violence, Prevention and Children Exposed to Domestic Violence.

Click Here for a Save the Date listing our upcoming trainings.

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See The Signs Website Has Launched

Written by Amy Smith. Posted in news

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See the Signs & Stop It. Upstanders can Help.
A project of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence and the Avon Foundation for Women.
 
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25 Years of Creating Social Change

Written by Amy Smith. Posted in news

 

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Celebrating ODVN’s 25 Year Anniversary

By Nancy Grigsby, ODVN Legal Assistance Program Director

The first shelter in Ohio opened in 1974. Programs were just getting started in the late 70s/early 80s and none of us had a blueprint.  In the late 80s several rural programs came together to build a coalition that addressed the unique issues they were seeing; many more programs – including the one I co-directed at the time - joined the bandwagon and ODVN was formed.  ODVN’s founders were formerly battered women and programs who kept survivors at the center of our work.  And we have never lost our conviction that domestic violence survivors are the experts in their own lives and on what will help keep them and their children safer.

What a difference has been made in 25 years.  Today, 70 domestic violence programs help more than 2,000 survivors and their children every single day in Ohio.  They handle an estimated 285,000 crisis calls every year.

Click here to read the full article.