Fargo shelter over capacityFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A record it'd rather not have at the YWCA in Fargo. More abused women and children are seeking shelter than ever before.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Tonight, there are 83 women and children staying here. Capacity is 65. The visitors are staying in the 28 bedrooms, library, and common areas.
67 percent escaped domestic violence situations. Summer is the shelter's busiest time.
“Women in domestic violence situations often are worried in the wintertime if they're going to have a place to sleep at night and so they don't want to sleep in their car in the middle of winter and they don't want to disrupt their children's lives.”
The YWCA is asking for donations, either money, hygiene products, or under garments for women and children. Call 232-2547 for more information.