Earlier this month, the Barron County Board of Supervisors cut $25,000 in county funding from a domestic violence shelter.
The decision, according to Wisconsin Public Radio, was made after Embrace — the organization that runs the facility — issued a statement in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Since then, a GoFundMe to support the shelter has raised nearly 100,000 dollars. But, not all shelters who have their funding pulled are able to rally that level of community support.
For more, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke with Gricel Santiago-Rivera, the Interim Executive Director at End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin.
Listeners at risk of domestic violence can also find support through the National Domestic Violence hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
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