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Domestic Violence Alternatives/Sexual Assault Center closing

September 1, 2013
Dotti Thompson, DVA/SAC Executive Director, Marshalltown , Times-Republican

It is with much sadness that I write this letter. After 30 years of providing shelter, counseling, advocacy and support to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault; and strengthening community awareness and education of these issues, Domestic Violence Alternatives/Sexual Assault Center, Inc. (DVA/SAC) will be closing. Outreach services will be transitioned to another sexual/domestic abuse agency by Aug. 30. This decision is based on a decrease in funding from federal and state agencies to all domestic abuse and sexual assault programs in Iowa, and specifically to DVA/SAC as of July 1. Our agency cannot continue to provide quality services to victims/survivors and their families without funding from these federal and state sources.



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