Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Sonia McLaughlin, left, and Lynnette Irlmeier show off newly remodeled bedrooms at the Wallace and Vannucci Shelter, which provides a safe haven for battered women and their children who are fleeing an abusive home life. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Dormitory-style bathrooms with little to no privacy have been replaced by homey facilities, thanks to a grant from the Yocha Dehe tribe and lots of community donations. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Lynnette Irlmeier, right, executive director of the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center, and Sonia McLaughlin, director of the Wallace and Vannucci Shelter, take a reporter on a tour of the recently refurbished shelter. While big strides have been made in comfort, the shelter still is bursting at the seams. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo