No Room at the Shelter, Now What?
Imagine fleeing an abusive partner only to be turned away at your local shelter due to lack of space. According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), more than 167,000 requests for emergency shelter by domestic violence survivors went unmet during one fiscal year. At the same time, some 1 million other requests for shelter were fulfilled. In other words, for every six requests that were fulfilled, one was not.