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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.


“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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