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DATE: Sunday 20th November, 2022
TIME: 2:00pm UNTIL It's ALL GONE!Marion Franklin Recreation Center 2801 Lockbourne Rd., Columbus, OH 43207 2022 Annual Food Box Donation Food donated on behalf of the Byron Saunders Foundation: One Meal at A Time program APDS: 1409 E. Livingston Avenue, Columbus OH, 43205 (Across from the Driving Park Library. In the ally behind the building). For more information, contact us at APDS (614)253-4448, or visit us in person at 1409 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205.
For their Anniversary celebration, the Africentric Personal Development Shop, Inc. (APDS) recognized 34 years of empowering lives!
As central Ohio continues to experience an increase in domestic violence, as well as substance use disorder, in October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, APDS raised awareness about domestic violence, talking real about its impact on families and community and offering solutions as they encourage the community to BREAK THE SILENCE.
APDS celebrated its 34th Anniversary with a grand Luncheon, held at the Boat House at Confluence Park, on Thursday, October 27, 2022.
Guests not only learned about APDS, the work we do, our programs, counseling and other services, but, they heard first-hand reports from experts, and those who experienced and survived domestic violence.
APDS remains at the forefront of confronting domestic violence and substance use disorder in the Black community and beyond –where they have been empowering lives and transforming communities for 34 years. Since its inception, APDS has:
- Provided direct services to over 23,000 families.
- Offered a 9-week summer day camp for youth with a curriculum for fun, social-emotional learning, character development, and prevention of youth becoming clients of agencies like APDS
- Provided financial support to youth pursuing careers in mental health, psychology, psychiatry, and other related healthcare professions through the APDS College Scholarship Fund.
THANKS to our TITLE SPONSOR The Griffin Family Foundation,
and BRONZE SPONSORS: Telhio Credit Union, Franklin County Board of Commissioners, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we were able to raise more than $20,000.00 in donations to help fight domestic violence in the community.
For more information, contact us at (614)253-4448, or in person at APDS: 1409 E. Livingston Avenue, Columbus OH, 43205 (Across from the Driving Park Library. In the ally behind the building).