Shelter tipsheet #6

SAFETY MEASURES FOR GENDER-INTEGRATED SHELTERS
Trans-inclusion in Domestic Violence Shelters: Tipsheets for Providers

Gender integration provides an opportunity for a shelter to reassess and improve safety measures; at the same time, it’s important to be prepared to counter the illusion that integrating survivors of all genders inherently makes a shelter less safe. All survivors seeking access to a shelter are doing so because of a need for safety, and survivors of all genders deserve support in feeling as secure as possible.