Major Crisis At Hiatus House

Hiatus House is dealing with a major crisis.

Executive Director Thom Rolfe says for the first time ever, the house has turned women and children away.

He says since January, 118 women have been turned away along with 105 children.

Rolfe says there is not enough space at the house.

He says Hiatus House has reached out to other organizations looking for assistance.

"What we are doing is connecting them to other services that we have and keeping in constant touch with them so that when we have a bed available we can admit them but it is a major crisis," says Rolfe.

Rolfe says there are currently 42 beds at Hiatus House.

He says the goal is to get more beds in the city and county within the next few years.

Hiatus House is a social service agency for families experiencing domestic violence.