The Dutton Shilling Emergency Services of the Peaceful Paths Domestic Violence Network has created a community that assist those who have been mistreated from domestic violence.
The Shilling campus acts as a safe haven that can be used for emergency or extended stay for its patients. The Dutton Shilling Campus is more than a bed for a patient to escape. It is an atmosphere that provides care and necessities for those who need to get back on their own feet.
They celebrated their one-year anniversary this past June. Over the course of the year the Dutton Shilling Emergency Services have assisted 190 people — 102 adults and 88 children.
The campus is named after Jay Dutton and Paul Schilling who both had a passion to design a community that provided a social but structured environment for adults and children who have been affected by domestic abused.
The Gainesville campus has 72 beds which includes three four-bedroom buildings with other community areas that create diversity and comfort for guests. Both developers have donated $1 million into the community attempting to match the $3 million grant provided by the state. Dutton and Schilling are looking to expand by creating additional emergency beds in other areas.
Written by Front Street Intern Joshua Odesky