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Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault Support Center Looks To Expand

Antigo, WI, United States /

The Safe Haven Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Support Center in Shawano County is looking to expand, due to the demand for its services. The place has been operating at maximum capacity for some time, and now officials are saying the five bedrooms they have are never empty. The Shawano Leader reports the shelter, in 2016, provided safe housing for 55 woman and 67 children, with an average length of stay of 27.3 days and 3,385 bed nights, according to information provided by Safe Haven. Advocates answered 2,064 crisis calls and met with more than 500 victims.

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