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Child and family services suffer from shutdown

(WMC-TV) - Agape Child and Family Services is already feeling the fallout from the government shutdown. They say as an organization they will experience a $75,000 decrease in funding each month.

For the thousands of children and families on the ground, feeding and clothing programs are impacted, which means children do not get meals they depend on after school.

Pregnant and nursing mothers will not get the proper care they need. Necessities like diapers will not be provided.

"We're talking about just basic needs being met, and so for all of us having those basic needs not having those met are significant, because if you can't do that then going to school and doing well in school becomes a nonissue 31 ... Doing well in life overall really is negotiated and minimized," said director David Jordan.

Agape is asking for community involvement with donations of monetary, food, and basic things people need basically for living.

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