The Center for Family Safety and Healing

November 18, 2011

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.   

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.