Welcome to "Gina's Place"
Klickitat County will soon be home to a new shelter to support victims of domestic violence, thanks to efforts coordinated by Programs for Peaceful Living and Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP).
After a multi-year effort, WAGAP has closed on a three-bedroom home that will act as a safe space for individuals and families who have been affected by domestic violence and need a transitional space to figure out their next steps.
Supporters are dubbing the new shelter “Gina’s Place” for Representative Gina Mosbrucker (R-District 14), who was pivotal in securing $250,000 from Washington State’s capital budget during the 2019-2020 session, part of the $345,000 raised toward the effort. These funds made it possible to secure the building, which came in for a total cost of just under $280,000. The remaining funds will go towards remodeling, furnishing, supplying, and operating the shelter. Read More