MISSION AND HISTORY
Alternatives to Violence Center is a grass roots organization founded in 1981. Formed by a working board of trustees and one full-time staff, the agency was originally called Highland County Domestic Violence Task Force. After prompting from Clinton County Commissioners, the agency soon expanded to include Clinton County. In an effort to ensure Clinton County was represented, as well as the services and communities served, the agency re-branded itself and began working as Alternatives to Violence Center in 2008.
Alternatives to Violence Center's mission is to provide alternatives to violence and solutions to survivors and their families. The agency accomplishes this mission by providing 24-hour crisis intervention to any individual experiencing violence, abuse, stalking or neglect.
Alternatives to Violence Center is a current member of Ohio Domestic Violence Network, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Ohio Network of Child Advocacy Centers, and End Slavery Cincinnati. Membership ensures the agency is adhering to best practices as outlined by these groups.
CLINTON COUNTY STAFF
HIGHLAND COUNTY STAFF
Carrie Christie, R.N.
Dr. Joseph Herrington, PhD
Karen Kleather, R.N.
Rachael Perkins, R.N.
Our Board meets bi-monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm. Locations alternate between our Hillsboro and Wilmington offices.
April 16- Wilmington
June 18- Hillsboro
August 20- Wilmington
October 15- Hillsboro
December 17- Wilmington
All meetings are open to the public.
Individuals requesting Board action on an issue are to provide the President of the Board with written notice at least seven (7) business days before the meeting in order to be placed on the agenda. The Board may assign time limits for public comments.