Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
Second stage shelters are a form of transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence and intimate partner violence. Survey results demonstrate that second stage shelters are an essential component of wrap-around supports, providing much-needed stability, programming, and services to women and children survivors of DV.
VAW shelters, feminist scholars, and policymakers have long recognized the need to better understand the scope of services and supports provided to women and children fleeing violence at the national level. This report provides a comprehensive national profile of both VAW and second stage shelters.
Children whose parents come into conflict with the law, and particularly those whose parents are incarcerated, experience tremendous stress and disruption in their lives. The impact on children is significant when the parent involved with the justice system is their mother, and this guide is designed to help communities take a leadership role in supporting most at-risk children to experience more stable childhoods.