Friday, September 25, 2009

Women's Charity to Close

From Yorkshire Post:
A charity which supports female victims of domestic violence in Leeds has opened a petition for council funding to avoid closure after vital charitable donations dried up.

Behind Closed Doors (BCD) offers support to victims of domestic violence, including help with access to legal, financial and social services, as well as providing information and training within communities.

The charity, which helped 500 women in is now making a last-ditch bid for funding to Leeds City Council – but if this is unsuccessful the service will shut in February next year.

Service manager Louise Tyne said: "These women are someone's mother, someone's daughter, someone's friend.

"It's estimated that one in nine women suffer abuse, so everyone knows someone that's a victim of domestic abuse.

Behind Closed Doors is still looking for donations as well as support for its petition – at
Behind Closed Doors.

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