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How the Earth Didn't Fly Into the Sun: Shelter Rules Project

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Join us for a lively discussion of the new guide (with very limited release) - How the Earth Didn’t Fly Into the Sun: Missouri’s Project to Reduce Rules in Domestic Violence Shelters – by the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV).

The concept and conflict of having rules in shelter has been repeatedly recycled and re-silenced throughout the movement to end violence against women. This manual tells how Missouri’s project became a living laboratory to answer the question – “What would happen if there weren’t rules?”

This first-hand account of Missouri’s project to reduce rules in domestic violence shelters offers practical tips for other state Coalitions, programs and individual advocates interested in this approach. It includes the history of the project, examples of common challenges and successes, and logistics of implementation. Surveys, suggestions and the philosophy the Missouri programs followed are also in this “How-to” guide, funded by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV).

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