Populous S. Carolina county seeks domestic violence shelter

December 17, 2017

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Advocates of domestic violence victims in one South Carolina county say they need a shelter because clients now must travel to another county for a place to stay.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that domestic violence victims in Horry County typically travel south to Georgetown County, which has a 12-bed shelter.

Vicki Bourus is executive director of the Family Justice Center of Georgetown and Horry counties. She says Horry County needs at least a 22-bed shelter, which will cost about $1 million to start and $700,000 to operate annually.

She says the 12 beds are enough for Georgetown County, which has a population of about 61,000. But she says they’re not nearly enough to also cover Horry County, which has a population of 322,000.


Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/

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