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Government Shutdown Hits Women's & Children's Shelter

At a Wednesday morning news conference, board members say the situation for nonprofits continues to worsen.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- With a potential end to the government shutdown in sight, a local nonprofit is warning of its long-term impact.

Women and Children First, a nonprofit that provides shelters to women and children, says it's missed out on $60,000 in government funding since the shutdown.

At a Wednesday morning news conference, board members say the situation for nonprofits continues to worsen.

"The partial shutdown is causing tremendous harm. It's frightened a lot of people. It's exceedingly dire," board member Cindy Murphy said.

The nonprofit says it has lost 65 percent of its revenue as a result of the shutdown and needs $25,000 to keep the program going.

So far this year, they have sheltered 382 women and 176 children.
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