Resources Library

Added Friday, October 28, 2016 by Action Alliance

Gender-Integrated Shelters: Experience and Advice

With the Violence Against Women Act’s new nondiscrimination provisions, more and more domestic violence shelters are considering expanding to serve all genders of survivors. Some shelters have housed male, transgender, and non-binary residents alongside non-trans women for years. How have they fared? What barriers did they have to overcome? What advice do they have for other shelters considering gender integration? This unique publication, published by FORGE, presents the results of in-depth interviews with 20 gender-integrated shelters, providing a thought-provoking roadmap for shelters wanting to serve all those in need.


  • Gender Integrated Shelters Resource Booklet Download

Related Resources