About Us

Our Mission

Working with the Community to Empower Survivors to Heal and Live Free of Domestic Violence.


Our Vision

To provide safety, security, and hope for all domestic violence survivors.


Our History

In June 1985, Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence was established as Artemis House. Founded by a small group of women, often working without pay, Artemis was to provide services beyond the traditional housing and safety offered by shelters.

The founders saw that victims fleeing domestic violence, in addition to needing a safe place, also need help and guidance through the often confusing and sometimes intimidating legal system. They also need information about domestic violence, and how it affects the individual and children in a household. Because many victims of domestic violence are isolated, the agency provides referrals to other community services able to assist victims.

Artemis has become a community resource for creating a coordinated response to domestic violence. Because all systems must work together to protect survivors and hold batterers accountable, Artemis formed The Family Violence Collaborative in 1993. This Collaborative has brought together law enforcement, criminal justice, child protection and health care professionals to develop protocols of response.

Artemis Center

Board of Directors



  Michelle Feltz

  Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley

  Immediate Past Chairperson

  Janet Harp
  Dayton Development Coalition


Vice Chair

Zakiya Robinson

Premier Health


Carlina Figueroa
Northwestern Mutual


Kayleigh Crawmer, CPA
Public Accountant




Dianne Marx 
U.S. District Court, Southern Ohio

Loretta Chandler


Yvonne Turner
Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton 

Dave Donaldson
Springboro Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

Matthew Sorg
Dungan & LeFevre, LPA

Michael Griest                                   Dayton Art Institute

Kevin Hall                                              Elliot Company