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Laurel Dwelling Domestic Violence Shelter Expanding In Upper Gwynedd

Higher GWYNEDD, PA — Laurel House, Montgomery County’s only domestic violence shelter, is opening up a brand name new facility in Higher Gwynedd.

A digital groundbreaking celebration for the new constructing will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 on Zoom. The general public can go to the celebration on line.

Laurel Dwelling has two transitional housing programs for victims of domestic violence and their kids: Nehemiah’s Way in North Wales, and the Bridge Housing software in East Norriton.

“Although the first shelter has been a safe haven for countless numbers of families looking for protection, the new making will convey greater potential and accessibility, and will supply a great deal-required enhancements in style, security, and features,” Laurel Property officers said in saying the groundbreaking.

The 3-tale constructing will be fully renovated and all set to move in by the stop of 2021. Referred to as the Laurel Residence Safe Haven Center, it will function two floors of unexpected emergency household area, laundry amenities, a library, a conference area, and kid’s playroom.

The renovation follows a very important $1 million grant from the point out obtained by Laurel Residence just last thirty day period.

Established in 1980, Laurel Home began as a shelter as portion of the Women’s Heart of Montgomery County. It turned unbiased and expanded to present a vast variety of products and services, ranging from common housing to a 24 hour hotline and a children’s application. That’s in addition to an array of authorized advocacy function and collaboration with the local community and community regulation enforcement.