Williamsville, NY (WBEN) The Family Justice Center is opening its second satellite location today, this one in the northtowns.
Mary Travers Murphy, Executive Director, says the ball got rolling on this project as soon as the ribbon was cut on the southtowns facility in Orchard Park. "I got a call from northtowns people asking if we were going to do a northtowns center," says Murphy. "Domestic violence is a big problem here, if not the number one problem, one of the top five in the community." Murphy told them she wanted to get the Orchard Park facility off the ground, and to call back in a year. That time came and went, and when they called back, Murphy says she told them she would need help from the community.
"We have a team of about 150 people working, and a coalition of a dozen churches who provided manpower and money to sustain us," says Murphy. The work on a renovated home next to North Forest Presbyterian Church was completed quickly and will now being open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:30am to 12:30pm.