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Boulder domestic violence shelter helps survivors navigate Marshall Fire

The Marshall fire in Boulder County, Colo., burned an estimated 6,000 acres and displaced 35,000 people. About 1,000 homes were lost.
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The Marshall fire in Boulder County, Colo., burned an estimated 6,000 acres and displaced 35,000 people. About 1,000 homes were lost.

Risk factors for domestic violence are complex and varied, but some research suggests that incidents increase in the wake of natural disasters, including pandemics and wildfires. To hear how the recent Marshall Fire is impacting domestic violence survivors on the Front Range, we speak with Ruby Johnston, a victim advocate at the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence in Boulder.

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