The Cherokee Nation is celebrating the opening of a new domestic violence shelter in Stilwell. The 11,000-square-foot shelter and three additional transitional houses will house up to 10 families. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. says the center will help ensure families and children are protected from domestic violence. The new shelter has an indoor children’s playroom and on-site staff available to help families and to provide them with skills to live independently and free from violence. Those staying at the facility may be housed for up to 24 months.