Women’s Shelters

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Women's Shelters

Women's Shelters

When women need support and are attempting to escape from violent and unsafe situations in their life, a great place to go would be to women's shelters across the country. These women's shelters provide a safe place for women during their time of need and it gives them a refuge and the support that they need. It can sometime be very hard for a woman to leave their current situation because often times they feel like there is no one out there who will help them and no where they can run to. The women's shelters are there for this exact reason. Not only does it provide support and a place to stay but there are also other services offered at women's shelters. They sometimes also serve as a place for women to organize for equality and sometimes they even partner with domestic violence coalitions to accomplish this.

There are a lot of women's shelters across the nation, and this is an encouraging factor for many women who are having troubles leaving a violent domestic situation that they are in. However, with these women's shelters in place, it is easier for them to see that there is help available to them. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has published studies showing the growing rates of women that are using women's shelters and this is obviously a positive sign as these women are getting the help that they need and deserve. Hopefully with time and with the help of funding, these women's shelters can grow and accommodate a greater number of women in need.

Supporting Organizations

YWCA is the oldest and largest women's organization in the United States. It provides a safe place for women and girls, builds strong women leaders, and advocates for women’s and civil rights in Congress.

The Salvation Army is a religious and social service organization and was founded more than 130 years ago by William Booth. It is a branch of the Christian Church and is dedicated to fight the battle against sin and despair. Its social services programs assist children, elderly men and women, families, and those battling addiction.

Gospel Rescue Missions offer to help the homeless and other people in need. All services are provided regardless of race, age, religion, color, creed, national origin, disability, marital status, or veteran status.

Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger relief charity. Its network provides food assistance to more than 25 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.

Government Assistance

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) and Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI) programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are "insured", meaning that you have worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI) pays benefits based on financial need.

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