Demand for shelters grows

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“If you are hanging on for that baby, you don't have to hang on any more,” Ashleigh Lindsey's mother whispered into her daughter's ear. The baby Lindsey had carried for four months no longer had a heartbeat.

Barbara Burk looks at a framed photo of her daughter, Barbara Diane Dye, who was killed July 19, 2010, by her husband in Elgin. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

Remembering Diane: A mother’s mission to strengthen protective order law

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Barbara Diane Dye filed a protective order against her husband shortly after filing for divorce. Eleven days later, Raymond Dye shot and killed his wife and then killed himself. Diane Dye’s mother has made it her mission to strengthen Oklahoma’s protective order law and try to save others from losing a loved one to domestic violence.

An architectural rendering shows the YWCA's proposed Passageway domestic violence shelter. PROVIDED PROVIDED

YWCA Oklahoma City raises millions so far in capital campaign for new shelter

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High demand for the YWCA Oklahoma City's shelter, coupled with a lack of space, has meant hundreds of women and children have been turned away from the 50-bed facility in recent years.

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