Harvey Takes away Shelters – How will the Government Respond?

“The shelter in Beaumont was completely underwater and possibly gone for good. Another shelter lost its back fence, compromising security. Countless others were badly damaged. Some centers tried to evacuate before the storm, but they didn’t have places to send their residents. It wasn’t safe to stay with family, where abusers would most certainly look. Mass evacuation shelters, like those run by Red Cross, could also be a risk. Hotels were full, and relocating to other domestic violence shelters wasn’t always feasible, as most were already at capacity.”

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