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By Tracy Thompson
the Times 

Domestic violence can escalate in times of stress

The Walla Walla YWCA is at the ready


April 16, 2020

WALLA WALLA—In 2019, 326 women and 174 children spent a total of 8,268 nights of rest in Walla Walla YWCA Domestic Violence shelters. Additional support this organization provides individuals in Walla Walla and Columbia County include sexual assault counseling, legal assistance in completing protection orders and support for victims during legal proceedings.

With Governor Inslee’s 'Stay Safe, Stay Home' declaration in place, area residents are finding themselves in their homes 24/7, and that has some serious implications for providers of domestic violence services, said Anne-Marie Zell...

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