ERIC Number: ED209585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Shelter Experience: A Guide to Shelter Organization and Management for Groups Working Against Domestic Violence. Domestic Violence Monograph Series Number 4.
Vapnar, Gretchen S.
This manual describes the operation of a shelter facility for victims of domestic violence and is based on the program developed by the Community Crisis Center in Elgin, Illinois. The introduction discusses ways to organize concerned individuals; steps are then given for gathering information and resources, and acquiring real estate, equipment, supplies, and funding. Philosophy and business management are also presented. The shelter program is detailed in terms of policies, procedures, referral services, crisis intervention strategies, housekeeping, volunteers, children, and advocacy services. Suggestions are given for meeting the needs of staff members, clients, children, and adults as well as recommendations for future program improvements. (JAC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Office on Domestic Violence.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse on Domestic Violence, Rockville, MD.; Community Crisis Center, Inc., Elgin, IL.