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Louisville counseling center sees surge in calls as violent crimes increase

The city's spike in violence is causing layers of grief and trauma, shown in an increase of calls for help to a West Louisville counseling center. "It's created a lot of fear in our community, people don't want to walk out of their homes, they don't want to go to the stores at certain times," said Eva Snadon, executive director of Option to Success. The counseling center opened in January and is located in the Parkland neighborhood for a reason. "Our goal was to bring the resource to this area so that the transportation barrier wouldn't be an issue," Snadon said. "We actually grew up in this area, so this was very personal for us because we wanted to bring this resource back to this community." Almost 100 homicides have been reported to LMPD in less than six months of 2021. "The last couple of weeks is actually when it started becoming [busier] because of everything that is going on," Snadon said. There are hundreds of shootings where people are injured, but survive. The city's reported more than 300 of them this year alone and the impact goes far beyond the gunshots. Story: https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/louisville-shooting-option-to-success-violent-crime-counseling-center/417-7464bd4c-1f5b-48b4-aff6-91593e27c2b4 Follow WHAS11 on Social: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WHAS11​​​​​​... Twitter: https://twitter.com/WHAS11​​​​​​​​​​​... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whas11/​​​​... Subscribe to WHAS11 for exclusive content: http://www.youtube.com/c/WHAS11News?s...... Download the WHAS11 News app Apple: https://apple.co/325dTnY​​​​​​​​​​​​​... Android: https://bit.ly/3dVG6lT​​

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