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Sojourner Family Peace Center to Open on North Side

Domestic violence continues to be a major issue in the Milwaukee area. That's why the Sojourner Family Peace Center is opening a new facility on Milwaukee's north side is so important.

Saturday, Sojourner introduced itself to its new neighbors on 6th and Walnut where they will start serving them in just a few months.

The organization helps families cope with the devastation of domestic violence by providing emotional, legal and law enforcement services under one roof.

"What this does is it minimizes the number of places you have to go to. So the District Attorney, Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee Public Schools, sexual assault treatment center, children hospital, we're all here when you walk in the door" says Sojourner’s executive director Carmen Pitre.

When the facility opens next January, it will be able to house more than 50 domestic abuse survivors, both children and adults.

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