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Published July 22 2010

YWCA reaches capacity at emergency shelter

The YWCA Cass Clay emergency shelter was at capacity Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Executive Director Erin Prochnow said.

The YWCA housed 40 women and 43 children both nights, a new record for the shelter. More than 67 percent of the women and children in the shelter were fleeing domestic violence, Prochnow said.

The increase in occupancy also brings the need for basic hygiene products and other household items, such as pillows and laundry detergent.

For more information, call Prochnow at (701) 232-5247 or visit www.ywcacassclay.org.