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Children's center facing funding crisis

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Posted at 1:07 PM, Aug 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-27 15:07:05-04

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) -- The Western Slope Center for Children is facing a funding crisis that could mean reduced services for one of the few child advocacy centers in the region.

The center helps children who have been physically or sexually abused.

It's now coping with a $40,000 funding cut this year from foundations and the Mesa County Department of Human Services.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports there has been a significant increase in the number of child victims who were helped in 2015 compared to 2012. The number of children helped has increased from about 270 to 420.

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