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The Missouri State Auditor’s Office released a report on September 17 detailing Domestic Violence Shelter Funding through the collection and distribution of marriage and civil case filing fees. The report evaluated local management and operations practices for collecting fees and how consisten... Read More
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The City of Maplewood, a St. Louis municipality, can no longer consider domestic violence reports a nuisance, which at one time could trigger eviction. Previously, the city enforced a rule that more than two calls to police within 180 days for an incident of “peace disturbance or domestic viol... Read More
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The National Network to End Domestic Violence, in partnership with Verison, has established a program for survivors to improve their credit score through a micro-lending program. The Independence Project is a resource for advocates and domestic violence programs across the United States to work with... Read More
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Survivors of domestic and sexual violence are at high risk for experiencing housing instability. Each year MCADSV member programs report increases in unmet requests for emergency shelter, and longer stays for people who are in shelter. Survivors face a variety of barriers when they lack stable housi... Read More
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Half of all homeless women and children become homeless while trying to escape abusive situations. The inverse is also true, homeless individuals experience high levels of abuse before, during and after episodes of homelessness and often are victimized by multiple perpetrators in their lifetimes. T... Read More
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The Justice Department today announced a new initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing. The initiative specifically seeks to increase the Department’s efforts to protect women from harassment by landlords, property managers, maintenance workers, security guards, and other employees and... Read More
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MCADSV is encouraging members and supporters to join others from across the country and participate in the National Housing Week of Action held July 22-29, to raise awareness of the intersection of domestic violence and homelessness. Our Homes, Our Voices is facilitating the National Housing Week ... Read More
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