Shelter tipsheet #4

ADDRESSING CONCERNS FROM STAKEHOLDERS
Trans-inclusion in Domestic Violence Shelters: Tipsheets for Providers

When making the change to become a gender-integrated shelter, it is vital to be prepared for pushback and ready to respond appropriately, whether concerns come from staff or residents (who, according to gender-integrated shelters, are the most common sources of complaint), or board members, community members, peer organizations, and referring agencies (who generally show less resistance and voice fewer concerns).