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Recession forces domestic abuse shelters to make cuts

By on May 1st, 2012

Through a combination of slashed funds, less donors and higher costs, some battered womens shelters in Florida have had to turn victims away in recent years.  In Alachua County, Peaceful Paths has helped women in the Gainesville area for nearly 40 years.  But the organization has felt the effects of budget cuts since the recession began.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Maria Tridas reports how this local shelter has fortunately not had to turn victims away, but has had to rethink how it allocates its funds.

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