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Safe Haven to keep kids out of trouble

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Children in one city neighborhood have a place to call their own.

The Columbia Youth Safe Haven officially opened Thursday on Marlboro Street. It's a place where kids can go after school to stay out of trouble.

The center just received a $300,000 grant to help the facility expand to other areas. The money will also pay for field trips and other cultural activities.

One parent said she's eager to get more kids involved. "I just want everybody to try and give it a chance," said parent Sherry Harkless, "Let your kids be open. They do trips, different stuff. They help with homework, and you can't go wrong."

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