Yakima, WASH.--As money gets tight around the holiday season, tempers can often flare up.
In Yakima, the YWCA said crisis calls go up around 50 percent during the holidays.
The shelter manager, Lori Perez, said tensions rise between parents when you have to worry about buying presents and paying rent. Also, harvest season is over meaning there's less work and income for families.
"Moms want things for children," Perez said. "Their perpetrators, their partners don't always think of it. They have their different basic needs and other things that they want to do with their money."
Perez said the months of November through January tend to be the busiest time of the year for the shelter. Out of 15 rooms, they only have one empty right now.