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Club for disadvantaged students in jeopardy

CHATTANOOGA (AP) - An after-school program for children who live in a Chattanooga housing development may have to close or move.

The Chattanooga Housing Authority has given notice to Josephine Wortham that she can no longer hold Club Jesus in her home.

Wortham started offering the club to children at the city's fourth-largest public housing development nearly two years ago. She told The Chattanooga Times Free Press that the club, now serving about 40 students, is needed because some children don't have families who support them.

Housing authority Resident Services Director Carol Johnson said in a statement that it's not safe to have such a large number of children in a confined space.

Wortham said the club may move to a new location.

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