Nedda Simon

In a perfect world, a place like Freedom House in Princeton wouldn't be needed. But the reality is we live in an imperfect world.

The domestic violence and sexual violence shelter turns 28 this month and will mark the occasion by honoring founder Nedda Simon and rededicating the former Nelson Chapel, which along with the next-door shelter building and administrative offices were recently purchased from Covenant Children's Home. Freedom House has moved three different times since Nedda Simon opened her home in Wyanet in 1983 to a mother with five children.

A ceremony Friday morning outside the Nelson Chapel will celebrate what's now a permanent home for the shelter that is open 24 hours and features 32 beds staffed by trained professionals.

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