You Make The Difference
This is what a recent client had to say about Artemis Center: "I want to let you know that I have recently worked with three different employees at Artemis Center. I am amazed at the time, patience, information and support that they offered. I can truly say that I have never been this impressed with a social service agency. Please encourage this staff and their commitment to the clients. They do not have to give the emotional support that they do!"
Your support allows us to provide vital services and support to victims of domestic violence in the Dayton area. It is because of you that our staff can continue to offer high quality service to these individuals. You make the difference!
You Can Help
Please click the links below to learn more or click the online donations button below.
At this time, Artemis Center has a continuous need for volunteers to serve in the following capacities:
- Cell phone drive coordinator and pick-up volunteers
- Childcare Volunteers
We will work with service groups as needed to do cleaning, painting and landscaping projects. Please call our business line for more information.
Each year, we are happy to work with a limited number of college students in need of service learning opportunities.
For more information about any of these volunteer opportunities, please click on this link to access our Volunteer Application.
Or you may call our business line: (937) 461-5091 and request a Volunteer Application. Thank you!
Thank you for considering a gift to the Artemis Center. You may use our secure online donation system to make a donation right now.
You can help support Artemis Center. More than half of the Artemis Center's annual budget depends on private contributions. Your contribution will make a difference to those trying to free their lives from domestic violence.
Contribute By Mail
Please make checks payable to Artemis Center and send to:
310 West Monument Ave.
Dayton, OH 45402
Please send questions to Jennifer Dean, Development Director, via e-mail or phone 937.461.5091
Nancy Grigsby Survivor Fund
The Board of Directors and staff of the Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence have established the Nancy Grigsby Survivor Fund. The fund honors Nancy Grigsby, who left Artemis Center after 16 years of service. Grigsby is co-founder of Artemis Center, and served as co-director from 1985 to 1990 and Executive Director from 1990 to 2001. The fund honors Grigsby's dedication to the safety of domestic violence victims in this community.
The purpose of the fund is to enhance the safety of domestic violence victims and their children. The assistance provided will include food, shelter, and transportation, such as new locks or other home security needs, deposit or rent for shelter, assistance with utilities, or groceries - critical assistance for many domestic violence victims trying to leave an abusive situation with few resources. While Artemis Center receives program funding support from a number of government and private sources, few resources are available to assist with the basics of food, shelter, or transportation. Future plans for the fund include expanding the assistance to long-term needs such as education, home down payment, or emergency medical needs.
Call (937) 461-5091 to learn more about the fund. You can donate by sending your contribution to:
Attn: Nancy Grigsby Survivor Fund
310 W. Monument Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Cell Phone Program
We are always accepting used cell phones for our Cell Phone Recycling program. All phones are cleared of information and either given to clients for use during emergencies or responsibly recycled for cash to be put back into our programs.
Accessories are not necessary and broken or damaged phones are accepted. Phones can be dropped off at:
If your business or organization is interested in becoming a drop-off location please call (937) 461-5091.
Leave A Legacy of Hope
For more information the Legacy of Hope program please contact:
Patti Schwarztrauber, Executive Director
Artemis Center is currently in need of the items listed below. NO CLOTHING PLEASE. Donations are accepted Monday-Friday from 9 am- 5 pm. For questions about in-kind donations, please call (937) 531-5709. Thank you
General Wish List
- Collapsible fabric storage cubes or baskets (found at Target, IKEA and Walmart)
- Baby gates
- Plastic child's play table
- Women's deodorant, soap, body wash, toothbrushes and personal hygiene products (full size)
- Paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent and other household cleaning products
- Support Group snacks (bagged pretzels, chips, pre-popped popcorn, cookies, drink mixes, etc.)
- Food pantry items such as canned meats, canned fish, boxes of macaroni and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit, canned drinks, canned soup, cake mixes and icing and individually wrapped snacks
- Shampoo, body splash, perfume, conditioner and skin care products in a range of colors for women of all races (no sample sizes please)
- Cell phones (please remove all personal information and SIM cards). Accessories are not necessary.
- Gift cards to WalMart, Meijer or Kroger to meet emergency needs of clients and their children, in $10, $25 and $50 increments
- Playstation, Wii or Xbox and games rated E for children's area
- RTA Bus Tokens, cab fare for clients, donations to Nancy Grigsby Survivor fund (which is used to help keep victims safe)
- Convenience meals such as tuna salad kits, chicken salad kits, Easy Mac, etc.
- Bottled water and drink mixes (Kool Aid, Crystal Light, etc.)
- Diaper rash cream and baby wipes
- Diaper bags, tote bags, adult backpacks and suit cases
- Baby shampoo
Children's Program Wishlist
PLEASE NO STUFFED ANIMALS (other than puppets).
- Children's DVDs rated G
- Puppets to symbolize various strengths and vulnerabilities such as danger, safety and protection, intelligence, manipulation, power, weakness, magic, fear, gentleness, laziness. We still need a bee, lamb, wizard, witch, fox, bear, dolphin, and community helpers.
- Underwear for boys and girls age 3-5 (Just a few to have on hand for toileting accidents).
- Used or New Sand Play Miniatures. Miniatures can be any object (often 1-4 inches tall) with symbolic meaning that children place in the sand to represent their feelings, experiences, relationships, family, and community. These can be found in toy departments, cake shops, craft stores, craft bazaars, garage sales, flea markets, dollar stores, thrift shops, and on the web. Below are suggested items available online:
- www.Selfhelpwarehouse.com (Click on sand trays and miniatures)
- River Rocks $3.95
- Steps, Ladder, & Hideout Room $15.95
- Magical Figure Set $22.80
- Native Amer. Heritage Set $11.95
- Caveman set $12:80
- Well $12.95
- Island and Stand Alone Cave $17.95
- Wrestling Figures $10.95
- African Heritage Set $11.50
- Firefighter and Tool Set $10.95
- Police Set $10.95
- Construction Worker Set $10.95
- Rescue Workers $4.50
- SWAT Team $4.50
- Caged Bird $2.75
- Superman Figure $5.95
- Baseball Boys $4.95
- Skateboarders $3.00
- Kangaroo w/ Baby $4.95
- Cactus Plants $1.00
- Volcano $5.95
- Dog House $2.75
- Brass Mirror $4.95
- Raven $3.95
- Therapeutic Books and DVDs. The following books may be available at www.amazon.com also which might save on shipping costs. www.self-esteemshop.com Search Children’s Books
- Books for children:
- What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce? $9.95
- What is Right? $6.95
- Doing and Being Your Best $9.95
- My Secret Bully $12.95
- Don’t Be Afraid Tommy $9.95
- www.intermedia-inc.com Safety Planning for Children, DVD, $189.
- www.angeronline.com (1-888-413-3339) Mad Isn’t Bad by Michaelene Mundy
- www.creativetherapystore.com (1-800-848-8857)
- What Am I Feeling? (Pl-25-6) $15.95
- What to Do When You’re Scared and Worried. ((FR-49-6)
- Different Just Like Me. (CHA-1-6) $19.95
- My Ups and Downs (Card Game) (W-357-6) $39.50
- The Storytelling Card Game (TCT-2-6) $52.50
- Not Everyone is Nice (NR-2-6) $12.95
- Face masks expressing feelings that kids can paint. Available at art and teacher supply stores.
- Dolls, books and toys for children of diverse races and cultures
- Reward Stickers, chenille sticks, tissue paper, yarn, popsicle sticks, card stock, balloons
The following magazine subscriptions for our waiting area:
- Single Mother
- Readers Digest
- Everyday Food
- Teen Voices
Books for our client library:
- When Love Goes Wrong: What to do when you can't do anything right. Strategies for women with controlling partners , by Ann Jones and Susan Schecter
- When Love Goes Wrong, by Margaret Holmes
- Getting Free by Ginny NiCarthy
- Stalking the Stalker: Fighting Back with High-Tech Gadgets and Low-Tech Know-How by Diane Glass (paperback)
- Next Time Sheíll Be Dead: Battering and How to Survive It by Anne Jones
- The Rape Recovery Handbook by Aphrodite Matsakis
- Surviving a Stalker: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Yourself Safe by Linden Gross and Gavin DeBecker
- Naming the Violence: Speaking Out About Lesbian Battering by Kerry Lobel
- Invisible Wounds: A Self-Help Guide for Women in Destructive Relationships by Kay Douglas
- Men Who Beat the Men Who Love Them: Battered Gay Men and Domestic Violence by David Island and Patrick Letellier
- To Be an Anchor in the Storm: A Guide for Families and Friends of Abused Women by Susan Brewster
- Chain Chain Change: For Black Women in Abusive Relationships by Evelyn C. White
- Mejor sola que mal acompaÒada: para la mujer golpeada / For the Latina in an Abusive Relationship (ediciÛn biling¸e) by Myrna M. Zambrano