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Mitchell Area Safehouse receives South Dakota Fund award

Mitchell Area Safehouse and Family Visitation Center was awarded a grant to upgrade security systems and equipment. The South Dakota Community Foundation awarded a South Dakota fund grant for $3,250 to the Mitchell Area Safehouse. According to Ca...

Mitchell Area Safehouse and Family Visitation Center was awarded a grant to upgrade security systems and equipment.

The South Dakota Community Foundation awarded a South Dakota fund grant for $3,250 to the Mitchell Area Safehouse.

According to Candy George, Family Visitation Center coordinator, the funds will be used to purchase a camera to monitor the evening classes held at Mitchell Area Safehouse.

The camera will be installed in the basement conference room where a parenting class, a women's domestic violence group, and a Domestic Abuse Prevention class meet in the evenings.

"It is a piece of mind should anything happen," George said. "We feel very happy when we get these grants to obtain equipment that we would not be able to otherwise."

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Mitchell Area Safehouse in a nonprofit that provides advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

In 2016, the South Dakota Community Foundation distributed more than $12.9 million in grants.

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