Friday, July 26, 2013

Press-Tribune: Financial Trouble Triggers Staff Walkout at Domestic Violence Shelter

Posted By on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Crisis services have been halted at a Nampa shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse following a July 25 staff walkout.

This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the executive director of the Valley Crisis Center said she didn't have enough personnel to keep services running and that the shelter could no longer meet the needs of its clients. Executive Director Yolanda Matos told the Press-Tribune that the shelter "has been struggling financially for a while."

"I think they panicked," Matos told to the Press-Tribune. "Actually, I know they panicked."

Meanwhile, eight women and 15 children have been transferred to another location, while Matos said she meets with her board of directors.

"I will be back on Monday and I will be back every day until we get back on track,” Matos told the Press-Tribune. β€œIt just means we have to change avenues and have to come up with some new approaches.”

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