Latimer House seeking help with expansion

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Latimer House says it has seen a 25 percent increase in occupancy since September and plans for a new housing facility are still up in the air.

Officials say they're getting creative to solve the crunch and they never turn anyone away.

Counselor Carla Kitzman says there has not been an increase in domestic violence but the economy is making it tough for families in that situation to find jobs and housing.

She says the shelter has been at an average of 134 percent capacity for the last nine months.

They've had to pull out trundle beds, air mattresses, sleeping bags, even pay for hotel rooms.

Although it's been crowded, domestic violence victims say they’re just happy to have a place to go.

And they hope that Latimer House will always be there and expand because they know how important it is to have someone to reach out to.

The Latimer House has several spring fundraisers coming up to help with its expansion.

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