"News & Issues" piece on the sudden closure last week of the Abused Women's Advo
"News & Issues" piece on the sudden closure last week of the Abused Women's Advocacy Project (AWAP) shelter in Auburn because of unacceptable lead levels in paint. Now Chris Fenno, AWAP's director, is asking Gov. Angus King to honor his pledge to combat domestic violence. Fenno has enlisted the aid of Rep. Richard Mailhot, D-Lewiston, who has requested $37,000 from the state's contingency fund, an account available at King's discretion to meet emergency situations. The money would be used to resolve the lead paint problem. The AWAP shelter, in operation for 16 years, serves the residents of Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties. Fenno said about 300 women and children seek refuge there annually.
Abused Women's Advocacy Project, Domestic violence, Lead, Shelters Emergency
Haskell, Meg, ""News & Issues" piece on the sudden closure last week of the Abused Women's Advo" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4647.