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HAVEN celebrates 35th anniversary in MerrillSubmitted: 04/20/2018
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HAVEN celebrates 35th anniversary in Merrill
MERRILL - A Northwoods group that supports victims of domestic abuse or sexual assault took the time to thank those whose support makes the program possible. HAVEN (Household Abuse Victims Emergency Network) hosted an open house on Friday in Merrill. 

The open house was held in part to celebrate the program's 35th anniversary. It also allowed people who have supported HAVEN over the years to get a tour of the facility and get to know the employees there. 


"The people in the Merrill area and Lincoln County as a whole are just really supportive of people in need. So it's just a wonderful community that looks to supporting us," said Executive Director Judy Woller.
 
While the support is appreciated, Woller says people should also take time to think of ways to help victims once they are able to leave the shelter.

"They need the community support to help them with employment, with housing, those type of things. It's really important the community stays involved as to what the needs are of victims long-term," said Woller. 

Woller says HAVEN is looking for volunteers. To find out more call HAVEN at 715-536-1300 or visit the Facebook page linked below.


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