Shelter tipsheet #1

WHY INCLUDE PEOPLE OF ALL GENDERS IN SHELTERS?
Trans-inclusion in Domestic Violence Shelters: Tipsheets for Providers

It is critical for victim service agencies to publicly counter the myth that only some survivors are worth believing and caring for. The reality is that organizations should be serving all victims. When a survivor is unable to access an agency, whether because of rejection, discrimination, or simply fear, the agency has failed in its mission. Providing gender-integrated services is a key way to provide safety and healing for all survivors.