"Violence in close relationships increases during the christmas season."
"Now requires women's shelter in Norrbotten more places in the shelters."
"— We put out fires all the time, " says Anna Forssberg, a coordinator at the young women's support group. "
"the Need for protected accommodation for women and children who are exposed to violence are greatest for the holidays and the new year. "
"But far from everyone can have a safe place to stay. "
"the women's shelter in Norrbotten sounded the alarm last year — since then, the need for places increased. "
"– Someone who is looking for help with us, we leave never in the lurch, but it feels unfortunate to deny any sheltered accommodation, says Sanna Åström, an employee at the women's shelter Iris since april, to Norrbotten's courier. "
"The women that they are not at all can be offered a place in the county is women with substance abuse problems and women with severe mental and physical disabilities."
"just over a year ago brought the women's shelter Iris discussions with the municipality, Lulebo and the private housing to find solutions, and get started a collaboration group — since then, the calls have stopped, because of new staff and the board."