"Home Safe Home": Creating Housing Programs for Domestic Violence Survivors
In this seminar, we will discuss a new policy approach to meeting the needs of survivors of domestic violence. Permanent supportive housing programs aim to provide safe and permanent housing with an array of voluntary programs for women and their families. We will begin by learning about the dynamics of intimate partner violence and the traditional ways agencies have served survivors. We will hear from advocates and researchers about the positive and negative aspects of this new movement and read first-hand accounts from survivors. Based on these experiences, we will draft letters to public officials expressing our views.