The Family Violence Coalition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has a new name. Effective immediately, it will be known as The Center for Family Safety and Healing.
In April 2011, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Board of Directors Chair Abigail Wexner announced the merger of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy (CCFA) at Nationwide Children’s with the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence (CCAFV). The combined new organization was called The Family Violence Coalition at Nationwide Children’s, formed to bring together the strengths of two well-established programs, both combating the impact of family violence.
After thoughtful consideration and feedback from patients, families and staff, it was decided that The Center for Family Safety and Healing better reflects the work of the organization and will help raise community awareness and change attitudes about child abuse and family violence.
The name change does not affect operations and the center will continue to operate out of the current location at 655 East Livingston Avenue in Columbus. Karen S. Days is President of The Center for Family Safety and Healing, which remains a service of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.