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New domestic violence shelter in Chicago Lawn neighborhood

Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled plans Wednesday for a new domestic violence shelter in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

It’s the first expansion of a domestic violence shelter in Chicago in more than a decade.

Mayor Emanuel became emotional when he praised survivors for overcoming tough situations and helping others in need.

The suite-based facility will accommodate 100 families, increasing the number of available beds in Chicago by 36%.

The cost of the project is $4.2 million.  Construction is expected to begin in the Fall, and the facility will open in June of 2014.

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3 Comments to “New domestic violence shelter in Chicago Lawn neighborhood”

    Josh said:
    May 30, 2013 at 2:35 AM

    Why not use the closed schools for the shelters?

    Todd Pardee said:
    May 30, 2013 at 7:58 AM

    Great idea, BUT, I am skeptical the city can house 100 families in a $4.2 mil project on a $.5mil lot! If they really can they should make this the model for ALL government involved housing and they should put in several hundred to a few thousand of these buildings across the city ASAP to accommodate seniors, working poor, homeless….and tear down the remaining high rise tenements

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