KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Come Friday morning, Rose Brooks Center will be able to help an additional 25 women and children escape from abusive or dangerous relationships.
The newly constructed wing at the center's emergency shelter includes beds, cribs and private bathrooms.
Rose Brooks dedicated the wing today.
They added the space following an urgent rise in the number of domestic violence victims who had to be turned away because of overcrowding.
The new wing was designed with families, safety and comfort in mind.
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"It's just an incredibly traumatic situation they don't know where they're going," Sarah North said. "They're coming from a horrible situation, and we just them to feel as comfortable as possible"
Right now, without the new beds, Rose Brooks has 98 people staying in their 75 bed facility.