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.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPTridasWRAPdomesticviolencesheltercuts.mp3]
After 6 months of renovations, the center will offer veteran services, behavioral health care and assistance when applying for jobs.