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]
The renovations are complete, but student government is still determining how to use the learning center at Newell Hall, a space designed specifically for students to study and collaborate.