Time Out's Emergency Shelter Expansion Project recently received $7,500 for beds from the Arizona Republic / 12 News Season for Sharing grant fund.
"The money will help cover increased costs of 12 new beds (and everything that goes with providing living space for a dozen more women) at the emergency shelter," said Gerry Bailey, executive director of Time Out.
The Season for Sharing campaign felt it was important to support the efforts of Time Out to improve the quality of life in this community, according to a letter that accompanied the grant.
"If you have been watching TV or reading The Arizona Republic, you will know that many victims of domestic violence are turned away from shelters in the Valley due to lack of beds," Bailey said. "We try very hard to accommodate the people who look to us for help. This grant money will play a major role in that effort."
The Time Out Shelter in Payson has grown from its inception in 1993 to the present 28 beds.
"Two women came in that very first day, Oct. 25," Bailey said.
Battered women come to the shelter for help from all walks of life.
The average stay in a shelter varies from a couple of hours to a few months.
The Time Out Shelter can always use new household items like twin bed linens.
For more information about Time Out, call (928) 468-8635.