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Yakima YWCA Seeks New Shelter

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Yakima, WASH - The Yakima YWCA says that their domestic violence shelter is turning away up to 30 women and families per month because they just don't have the space.   Now they are taking some major steps to help more victims in the central washington community.

Right now administrative staff, domestic violence survivors, and their families cram into a building where there just isn't enough room.

Their brand new 10 million dollar facility, which is taking over a former nursing home, plans to open in a years time and will have a total of 44 beds, two courtyards, and even private rooms were families can stay.  The YWCA will be taking over a former nursing home on Yakima Avenue.  2.5 five million dollars from the community has been raised and the rest will come from private foundations, the city and the government.