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New Shelter Breaks Ground

By: Michael Gorsegner Email
By: Michael Gorsegner Email

December 1, 2006

The Shelter for Help in Emergency broke ground on a new facility to help those in abusive situations. The $2.5 million Emergency Residential Facility will help women trying to escape abusive situations. Women who have used the shelter in the past say a new facility will only make the community a safer place to live.

"There is support here. There are people that understand what they are going through and will understand it, and won't condemn, won't blame and will help them get through it to find a new life," said Pam Morgan, survivor and counselor.

Officials hope to have the facility opened in 12 to 18 months. The actual location of the shelter is being kept a secret for security purposes.


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