The Emmonak Women’s shelter says it may have to close by the end of the summer. Officials with the shelter say they provide services to women from 14 villages. Joann Horn the shelter’s director says they’ve applied for a federal grant, but won’t know if the money will be funded until September. The current grant runs out August 31st.
"It's sad," Horn said, "you know we're we don't want to see women out there wondering where to go and where to sleep."
The Executive Director for the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Lauree Morton, said the shelter never applied for funding from the state in 2009, or this year.
"The Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault would certainly be interested in trying to help them find alternative funding."Contact, Rebecca Palsha