A part of our recent journey to safety was a sneak preview of DVIS new shelter and transitional living facilities.

Domestic Violence Intervention Services celebrated the opening of its new emergency shelter and transitional apartment complex Tuesday.

The new facilities, including 80 beds in the shelter and 20 apartments, are part of a $25 million capital campaign effort. That capacity is up from the 50 beds and 12 apartments at the old DVIS shelter.

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The brown paper sacks had all types of colorful homes drawn on them. Many were large, Disney-type houses with lawns and happy people.

Some were shaped like hearts. Rainbows were pretty common and sunshine was universal. Mine was made by 8-year-old Sarah and featured a two-story home with a red roof, long sidewalk and well-lit windows.

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