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Quanada receives federal grant, will set up transitional housing program

A local domestic violence shelter is expanding its mission.

Quanada in Quincy recently received a federal grant worth over $440,000.

The funds are spread out across the next three years.

Quanada officials said the money will be used to provide transitional housing for homeless survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking in Adams, Brown, Schuyler, and Pike counties.

“We’ve also partnered with the YWCA Quincy because we’ll be contracting with them to provide a lot of support services and other kinds of educational opportunities to the clients we have in these units,” said executive director Megan Duesterhaus.

The transitional housing program will allow people to live in a unit leased by Quanada for 6 to 24 months while the agency will cover the cost for rent and utilities.

Duesterhaus said the funds kick in this October.

Brett Knese

Multi-Media Journalist at WGEM News.

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