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Statehouse candidate tours YWCA in Sterling
STERLING – A little girl with curly hair and big brown eyes peered around the entryway, curiously watching as a small group of people made its way through her temporary home.
The girl is one of 80 people who each year find refuge at a shelter operated by the YWCA of the Sauk Valley, an entity that has faced budget cuts and a seemingly never-ending need.
With only four bedrooms, the YWCA often can’t meet demand, Crisis Services Director Shelly Brantley said. Over the last year, 46 families were turned away.
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