The nonprofit Domestic Violence Center will start
construction on a new Manitowoc County shelter for abuse
victims since its existing shelter is usually over
outlet reports the project is set to begin Friday. The
center expects to complete the shelter in about nine
center says its 19-bed shelter reached its highest average
capacity on record last year. The new shelter will offer
more bed space since the existing library and living rooms
often have to be used as bedrooms.
project will also renovate the building to create more
room for meetings and services.
center had raised $1.8 million for the construction by the
end of July. It says it needs to raise $100,000 more by
the end of the project.