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Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.

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Shelter Support Project

The Shelter Support Project is a supportive resource for people making day-to-day decisions about the management and operation of domestic violence shelter programs. Shelter management resources including articles and model protocols are provided.
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Raising Our Voices: Queer Asian Women's Response to Relationship Violence

Author(s): Cristy Chung, Summer Lee
This resource includes recommendations to improve services to battered Asian women, a one-pager on Prejudice/Privilege/Oppression and Domestic Violence and a National Directory for Queer Asian Resources.
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The Facts on Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence

This fact sheet offers some statistics about immigration and domestic violence, and describes some of the financial, cultural, and linguistic barriers that may deter immigrant women from seeking services.
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Emergency Preparation and People with Disabilities

This page provides information on emergency preparedness as it relates to individuals with disabilities. Key areas discussed in the document are 1) preparation, 2) notification and evacuation, 3) sheltering and interim services, and 4) recovery.
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Trauma-Informed Organizational Toolkit for Homeless Services

Author(s): Guarino, Clervil, Bassuk
The prevalence of traumatic stress in the lives of families experiencing homelessness is extraordinarily high. This comprehensive toolkit was developed for use by homeless shelters and housing providers, although the material can be highly useful for domestic violence advocates.
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Developing a Language Access Plan for Your Agency

This tip sheet clearly lists the steps that shelters can take to develop a language access plan for Limited English Proficiency persons.
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The Intersection of Brain Injury and Domestic Violence

Author(s): Sarah DeWard
This guide offers information about brain injury and the possible complications that this disability can provide to domestic violence survivors. Suggestions for providing informed services to domestic violence survivors living with a brain injury are also included.
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Women's Homeless Shelters: Information Resources for the Homeless

This website provides resources and contact information for shelters and other DV resources.
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Final Report on the project entitled: Animal Welfare and Domestic Violence

Author(s): Frank R. Ascione, Claudia V. Weber, David S. Wood
This study assesses animal maltreatment in samples of women seeking safety at shelters and community samples of women. Women in shelter were much more likely (54%) to report partners' hurting or killing of their pets than women not in shelter (3.5%).
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Transitional Housing Toolkit

"This toolkit is meant to provide transitional housing providers with easy access to information and resources to enhance services to survivors. The information provided here addresses frequently asked questions, common challenges, best practices, templates for adaptation, and resources for additional information and assistance."
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Helping Families Deal With the Stress of Relocation After a Disaster

This handout provides information to help families deal with relocation stress after a disaster.
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Food, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Information for Use Before and After a Disaster or Emergency

This page contains information on why food and water might not be safe to consume during and after an emergency. Information on how to keep water and food safe after a disaster or emergency is also included.