Shelter tipsheet #3

HOW SHELTERS PREPARE FOR GENDER INTEGRATION
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Integrating people of all genders into a previously single-gender shelter may require shifting existing attitudes of shelter staff, as well as changing rules, policies, and procedures. Being proactive is key, rather than waiting until the first new residents arrive to make vital shifts. Gender integration can seem like a big change, but with solid preparation it usually isn’t a big challenge.