By Danelle Kelly
Ketchikan Daily News 

New domestic violence shelter opens in former Ketchikan juvenile jail


November 4, 2021

Women In Safe Homes has transformed a former youth detention center in Ketchikan into a safe haven for domestic and sexual abuse survivors. The new shelter opened Oct. 23, and serves residents of southern Southeast, including Wrangell.

“We have people here right now from Wrangell,” Agnes Moran, executive director of WISH, said last week.

The nonprofit will pay travel costs for out-of-town residents who need to stay at the facility, she said. About a dozen people a year from Wrangell come to the shelter, Moran said.

The organization houses almost 200 people over the course of a year.


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