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Philadelphia Gives Women’s Group $2.5M To Build Another Domestic Violence Shelter

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By Mike Dunn

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The group “Women Against Abuse” has announced plans to open its second emergency shelter for women who flee from abusive partners.

A $2.5-million grant from the City of Philadelphia will allow “Women Against Abuse” to open a second 100-bed shelter by year’s end.

“While this new safe haven is a huge step toward addressing the safety needs of survivors, our work as a community is far from over,” said Jeannine Lisitski, executive director of the group (at lectern in photo).

In fact, Lisitski says, even with two hundreds beds the demand for shelter from domestic violence in Philadelphia will not be met.

Renee Jones, a survivor (far right in photo), said the security those shelters provides is tremendous.

“When you go to a Women Against Abuse shelter, you feel safe,” she said. “It’s a safe location.”

The new facility will be at an undisclosed location.

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