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NAMPA -- The only domestic violence shelter in Nampa will have to close its doors on Friday, September 13.

As we've reported, the Valley Crisis Center is under severe financial strain.

The shelter has operated for 30 years, and normally houses about 25 women and children, but according to Mike Wagoner, who serves on the Valley Crisis Center Board, they are too far behind on their bills to stay open any longer and will need to sell off their building to cover their debts.

After Friday, six of seven staff members will be out of a job.

As for the women and children, Wagoner says they will be welcomed at other shelters.

Board members say this was one of the hardest decisions they had to make, but a lack of grants and private donors made it impossible to rebound.

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