Women’s Coalition of St. Croix in Dire Need of Funding

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Carol Buchanan (St. Croix Source) writes that The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix is in desperate need of funds. It needs financial assistance so it can continue to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes of violence.

Clema Lewis, executive director, and Carolyn Forno, assistant director, said at this point they are looking at where and how to make cuts without eliminating essential services. Forno added they have depleted reserves and options.

They hope they can come to a solution without programs being cut and possibly having to close the emergency shelter. They might also cut office hours and be open four days a week and staff could be laid off.

Project Link, a program where people can get their GED, is already on hold because the Department of Education owes the coalition money Forno said. Funds and grants from the federal government passed through…

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