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Abuse victims have safe place to call home

April 27, 2006

Albany -- Domestic violence crime victims have a safe haven in Albany.

Tiny hands painted on the walls of the Liberty House represent children who stayed there after being abused. The group home gives children and adult women victims of domestic violence a safe place to stay.

Managers say women shouldn't be afraid to come forward if they are being abused.

"It's not only happening to just them. It's happening to a whole lot of people, and by them speaking out and letting others know what's going on, it's helping other people to come forward," said manager Michelle French-Hines.

 An average of 100 domestic violence victims call Liberty House each month. The facility can house up to 24 women and children and help them with counseling, restraining orders, and case management.

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