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Agencies expanding capacity for domestic violence victims

Associated Press - October 11, 2015 2:43 pm

Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer is expected to officially announce that he will run for governor next year.

A surge in homicides involving women in abusive relationships and a rising number of women whose requests for shelter have been turned away are pushing some Wichita agencies to seek ways to expand capacity to help domestic violence victims.

A local convent will give those efforts a boost later this month when it starts accepting referrals from local shelters for what eventually will be more than 50 rooms by 2018.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1G6SM5o) reports the 100-year-old Sisters of St. Joseph Convent has been rechristened The Mount and initially will have 14 rooms available. Twelve more are slated to open in January and a dozen more about three months after that.

Harbor House, a Wichita shelter for women, was forced to turn away 178 requests for shelter in August.

Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com.

Doug Clemens

October 13, 2015 at 9:38 am

You can give them all the help you want but the fact is they will go right back to be with the abuser in the end.

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