Increase in domestic violence vs. decreases in budget
Faith House is a vital program in Acadiana and is considered home to many battered women and their children. It is estimated that one in three women will be affected by domestic violence at some point in their life. Recently, domestic violence programs like Faith House of Acadiana have suffered a huge decrease in their budget. The amount of $124,000 has been cut from their total $998,000 budget. Faith House helps women to recover, but with more than 12 percent of its budget cut, the program will need help to continue this vital assistance. Story by Lillian Brown.