Everyone at Pauline's House will be sleeping a little easier tonight.
With help from I.Keating Furniture, the Domestic Violence Crisis Center furnished the first of the
newly constructed Transitional Homes --- named for Pauline Howard, one of the founding members of the DVCC.
The DVCC lost both transitional living homes in the 2011 flood --- eight apartments in all.
In rebuilding, the DVCC board chose a new approach: a highly secure campus where two 4-plexes and administration offices can be in one place.
With help from I.Keating employees, MSU students and volunteers --- the furniture delivery on Friday brings the new DVCC campus a little closer to completion.
(Dena Filler, Domestic Violence Crisis Center) "We're moving all the furniture in today. Tomorrow we're looking at cleaning cupboards and putting in dishes and we're just really excited. We hope to be able to move women and children in sometime toward the end of April."
The 4-plex was made possible by a $400,000 grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation ---- and the furniture made possible by various community donations.