Shelter Support Project
Running a great shelter program is a tough job. If you are one of the people making the difficult day-to-day decisions about how your shelter runs, then you deserve support and this project is for you!
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Shelter Managers Learning Network is a network of support and peer learning opportunities for those who are responsible for or assist in managing shelter programs. Shelter Managers come together to discuss the complexities of shelter management and support each other in strengthening management and leadership skills. If you're interested in joining the network, contact us.
Online course Thinking Shelter This course covers the basics on state rules for domestic violence shelters, history of our shelter movement, and re-thinking shelter rules.
Shelter Managers Listserv - Contact us if you would like to get on the list.
- Changing the Script: Thinking about our Relationships with Shelter Residents
- Physical "Fixes" that help programs minimize rules
- Rules: the Good the Bad and the Ugly
- Moving from Rules to Rights and Responsibilities
- How We Gave up Curfew
- Rethinking Punitive Approaches to Shelter
- Practical Tools for Addressing Substance Abuse
- Working with Battered Women and their Teenage Boys in Shelter
- Model Policies on Shelter Rules
- Confidentiality When Working with Battered Women
- Record-Keeping When Working with Battered Women
- Model Forms for DV Programs: Grievance Procedures, Release of Information, and Notice of Participants Right to Confidentiality