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Natchitoches shelter closes because of funding crisis

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NATCHITOCHES, La. -

A Natchitoches domestic violence shelter that had been facing a funding crisis, is now closed.

The Executive Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence confirmed with KTBS 3 News Thursday afternoon that D.O.V.ES Incorporated has closed the facility, moved its residents out to nearby shelters and turned off the phone.

D.O.V.ES was waiting on $16,000 from the Department of Children and Family Services. The state claims it didn't receive the appropriate paperwork on time which caused the funding delay.

Fortunately, a facility in Many called "Taylor House" will provide at least temporary services for residents in Natchitoches Parish.

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