VERO BEACH, Fla. — The one state-certified home abuse heart on the Treasure Coast is, sadly, making extra room for victims.
Protected Area hosted a ribbon-cutting for its new shelter on the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday morning.
The situation of the particular shelter is confidential so as to shield victims from their abusers.
Contained in the shelter are particular person rooms with 19 beds.
The area additionally contains two full-sized kitchens and a typical space for gathering.
“We truly save lives each single day,” mentioned Teresa Albizu, CEO of Protected Area. “If you consider it, that one in three girls, and one in 4 males, are uncovered to home violence of their lifetime, it is an enormous variety of folks. It is over one-third of the inhabitants on this nation.”
Again in January, Joe Petito, Gabby Petito’s father, visited the shelter whereas it was nonetheless underneath building.
Petito and his spouse donated $15,000 on behalf of his daughter’s basis in direction of renovation prices.
“You are not speaking only a home. You are speaking meals, clothes, remedy, monetary steering,” mentioned Petito. “These are points that have an effect on everybody. There’s not an financial degree it does not have an effect on.”
Protected Area already has one shelter in operation on the Treasure Coast.