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Shelter for human trafficking victims eyeing August opening

PIERRE (AP) -- A shelter in central South Dakota for female victims of human trafficking is now eyeing an August opening. Officials had hoped to open the Pathfinder Center in a former motel early this year but didn't have the necessary funds. Exe...

PIERRE (AP) - A shelter in central South Dakota for female victims of human trafficking is now eyeing an August opening.

Officials had hoped to open the Pathfinder Center in a former motel early this year but didn't have the necessary funds.

Executive Director Lisa Heth tells KCCR radio that officials are hoping to get a state grant and also seeking other sources of funding.

The 14-bed shelter will be run by Wiconi Wawokiya, a nonprofit on the Crow Creek reservation that helps abused children and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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