Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Shelter House began as a volunteer network of safe houses

Email

The Willmar Shelter House program began in 1978 as a volunteer network of privately owned safe houses, providing up to 48 hours of sheltered support for abused women and their children.

The program acquired an older home near downtown. Remodeling costs were paid with a federal grant and furnishings were donated.

Shelter House's service area grew, opening outreach offices in Benson and Olivia to provide advocacy to families in Renville and Swift counties.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at subscriberservices@forumcomm.com and we can help you.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness