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In from the cold: Lighthouse Project sets goal of adding 15 beds at Turningpoint shelter

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With 17 beds available, last year Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence did not have room for 44 abused women and children who requested emergency shelter.

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“We can’t keep turning people away,” said Executive Director Kim Wojcik, who said the goal of a new committee — chaired by former River Falls mayor Don Richards — is to raise enough money to finish conversion projects that will add 15 more beds at the shelter.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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