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Many women across the country are coming out with stories of sexual abuse and harassment against big names in Hollywood, the media, and politics. One local shelter is reminding local women that they too have help to get out of an abusive situation in our backyard.


The Shadow Home in Taylorville has been helping women and children in the community for 15 years. The Shadow Home’s Interim Director Rita Attaway says in many cases, it is hard for a woman to get out of an abusive situation.



Attaway says they encourage women to think about how badly they want out of the situation, because it is a big commitment stand up to abuse.



Attaway says most of the Shadow Home’s support comes from donations from the public. For more information on the Shadow Home, we have a link to their website here.

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