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“You look back now and you wonder how the community went so long without these kinds of services,” he said. “I can’t imagine them not being there now.”

While the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault funds the rape crisis portion of the centers, Levy said they depend on money from the D.A.’s office as well as fund-raisers and donations to keep the centers afloat. Pine Hills will have its first big fund-raiser of this year with a golf tournament on Saturday in Arcadia.

Joanie Huffman, director of both centers, said at this point, a couple more teams can be still be added.

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