BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A southern Idaho domestic violence shelter is vowing to remain open despite the fact that one of its grants has been denied.


The Times-News reports that the Mini-Cassia Shelter Advocates against Violence asked for a $200,000 grant from the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance after the agency lost funding last year because it was out of complaint with a state grant. The extra funding was denied because the shelter's policies and financial documents were not readily produced during a site visit.

Shelter Director Lynda Brennen says the shelter was unorganized because they were in the middle of a remodeling project. Shelter staff and board members say they will raise funds in order to stay open. The shelter helps about 12 domestic violence victims a month.

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