Safe Space of East Tennessee expanding domestic violence victim services

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SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Safe Space of East Tennessee is stepping up to help after the closure of a Morristown domestic violence center.

Cease Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center closed its doors today, Jan. 31, after losing its biggest source of funding in December.

For the last month, employees had been working with a skeleton crew. Eighteen advocates who focus on outreach were laid off initially. Now the funding has run out altogether.

Safe Space of East Tennessee in Sevier County is assuring there’s still help out there. They’ll be taking on victims in Grainger and Hamblen counties.

The resource center is offering shelter when needed, as well as providing legal advocacy to these counties on a temporary basis.

There are still a number of resources in our region if you or a loved one needs help including Safe Space, Haven House, and the Knoxville Family Justice Center.

You can call the Tennessee Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-356-6767.

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