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Domestic Abuse Shelter Still Needs Help

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 at 5:35 am

Just over a month ago, a new domestic abuse shelter opened in Cambridge to serve women in East Central Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.  The Black Dog Hill Shelter is now up and running, and is currently serving five women and four children, but the shelter is still in need of supplies.

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That is Rahya Iliff.  She is the community education program coordinator with the Refuge Network who runs the shelter.  Iliff says while the shelter has had to overcome some hurdles in the first few weeks of operation, it is serving its main goal of keeping women and children away from abusive relationships.

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The shelter is able to house up to 15 people at a time.  Iliff says she expects a higher demand for the shelter’s services once school is out, because as she says, women are more comfortable moving their children when they are out for the summer.

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Anyone who wants to get in contact with the Black Dog Hill Shelter can call 1-800 338-SAFE.

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