NewsPublic Affairs / November 12, 2015

1,700 Turned Away From Central Indiana Domestic Violence Shelters

The State of Domestic Violence in Central Indiana report shows people were turned away because agencies were over capacity and didn't have available beds.domestic violence, Central Indiana, Domestic Violence Network, Kelly McBride2015-11-12T00:00:00-05:00

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new report from an advocacy group has found that more than 1,700 people who looked for shelter from domestic violence in central Indiana didn't receive it.

The State of Domestic Violence in Central Indiana report was released Thursday by Indianapolis-based Domestic Violence Network. It shows 1,743 people were denied service from July 2013 to June 2014 because agencies were over capacity and didn't have available beds.

The Indianapolis Star reports the number of people denied temporary housing was nearly triple what it was the year before.

Domestic Violence Network executive director Kelly McBride says agencies have fewer resources, and that victims are staying longer because of a lack of affordable housing elsewhere.

According to the report, domestic violence agencies sheltered 10,531 people in the time period measured.

 

 

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