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KSLA News 12 Editorial: April 17th-Domestic Violence Crisis

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Being in an abusive domestic situation is bad enough, but having no place to go makes it even worse.

That scenario is a real possibility for battered women in Northwest Louisiana. That's because Providence House announced it is closing it's doors because of lack of funding.

Over the past five years, more than 2,000 abused women and children have sought refuge at Providence House. There is a real need in our community for their caring service. Since the news broke last week, local and state lawmakers are scrambling to find a solution.  

As Mayor Cedric Glover said, it is completely unacceptable to even think about the City of Shreveport going without a domestic violence shelter for even a single night.

The search is now on to find a new agency to run the safe house but time is quickly running out. Providence House announced the program will accept its last client at the end of this month.  

I'm James Smith.

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