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Louisiana Domestic Violence Victim's Relief Fund

The LCADV relief fund is one among many such funds. As described by advocates: "The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence(LCADV) is establishing a fund to assist victims of domestic violence and child victimization who are displaced and affected by Hurricane Katrina. LCADV is a network of 20 domestic violence programs shelters throughout the state. Four of our shelters and two nonresidential programs are completely closed at the time and two or three may be completely destroyed. Sad to say, domestic violence and child victimization are social problems that do not stop during this natural disaster we are experiencing and with the cessation of all direct services in the gulf coast region, the increased need for relocation and basic monetary assistance is essential for these women and children...All donations go directly to victims of domestic violence affected by this hurricane and will not be used for any administrative or other purposes."

Key words: US, hurricane Katrina, women's group, recovery, gender violence