By Christopher Findlay, Senior Marketing Manager
Today’s Front Line Hero is Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio for spreading awareness about domestic violence throughout the month of October.
LSS Central Ohio serves thousands of people daily across 27 counties in Ohio, providing necessary services to address challenges surrounding food, shelter, safety, and healing. Amongst LSS Central Ohio’s offerings are domestic violence services through LSS CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence, as well as senior living and health care, housing services through LSS Faith Mission, and its LSS Food Pantries service.
LSS Central Ohio has been active throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month in making sure men and women suffering from abuse are able to receive the support they need. Its CHOICES domestic violence shelter and hotline recently announced a $1.5 million, 24-bed expansion of the shelter that opened just last year. The organization recently aired a half-hour “Choose Hope” television program to help people understand intimate partner violence, hear stories from survivors, and learn about the shelter and services offered at CHOICES. LSS Central Ohio also partnered with community leaders to speak out against domestic violence, including Ohio state senator Stephanie Kunze, Columbus City Council president Shannon Hardin, and WBNS television news anchor Angela An. In addition, the organization created a promotional card with information on how you can show your support for survivors and help spread awareness.
Thank you LSS Central Ohio for your support of survivors of domestic violence over the past month and for standing against abusive behavior in all its forms.