Abuse Shelters Must Help Real Victims
  • Petitioned U.S. House of Representatives

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U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Gwen Moore

Abuse Shelters Must Help Real Victims

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Abuse shelters have become filled with drug-abusers, alcoholics and homeless persons, most who have not been battered….while true victims are being locked out! Abuse shelters don’t provide substance abuse treatment. So these shelter residents are not even getting the help they need, yet they are taking beds from real victims in real danger.

We are calling on Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, to require that abuse shelters:

1. Assure real victims get the priority they deserve by requiring evidence of violence or credible proof of imminent violence.

2. Not engage in discriminatory practices.

3. Offer anger management and substance abuse services by qualified staff.

4. Assure a safe and respectful environment for victims and their children.

Shocking eye-witness accounts:

*         Barbara Rhyne-Tucker – Missouri: http://www.saveservices.org/2011/01/why-is-this-dv-shelter-abusing-women/  

*        Patricia McCormick – New Hampshire: http://abusegate.mensnewsdaily.com/2010/04/20/woman-complains-about-mistreatment-in-nh-abuse-shelter/  

*        Eileen Pope – West Virginia: http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/roberts/090824  

*         Desiree Carpenter – Washington: http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/08/07/21/roberts.htm  

*         Nev Moore – Massachusetts: http://www.ifeminists.net/introduction/editorials/2003/0729moore.html

For more information, see: Are Abuse Shelters Helping the True Victims of Domestic Violence? http://www.saveservices.org/downloads/Abuse-Shelters-doc

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    Reasons for signing

    • Leslie B SHAK, MN
      • almost 3 years ago

      I have personally been abused extensively through emotional abuse, financial abuse, parental alienation, false accusations, threats, and IIEA, Intentional infliction of emotional abuse...by a wealthy husband, who hid company stock (CarHop Auto) and about has put me on the street, and our kids are SUFFERING! THIS NEEDS CHANGE! NO HELP! HELP!

      • almost 3 years ago

      Substance abuse may be physical abuse to one's self - but Abuse Shelters are established to provide security for those who are being violenced by others. A strategic portion of our tax monies should be directed towards safety harbors for ALL to dock their sinking physical and mental vessels. So many of this nation are entirely focused on their good-life personal surroundings. We need to encourage peripheral reality vision.

    • Howard Goldman PATCHOGUE, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      Abuse shelters should be only for those actually abused. There must be some evidence of abuse to be let in. Otherwise it is fraud.

    • Amy Greer CONROE, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      I have made monetary contributions in the past believing that it was helping domestic violence victims- I am saddened by brother's ex-girlfriend falsely accusing him of domestic violence towards her to achieve sole custody of their child and living rent/ bill free because she doesn't want to get a job.

    • john pauls EL CAJON, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      I am victim of Marriage FraudMy wife from China motive in entering the marriage was solely to obtain a Green

      Card,Guanguan Zong Born: January 10, 1984 Foreign State Chargeability: China-Mainland , I wasFalsely accused of Domestic Violence,my wife she went to shelter she lie to police and she was denied by by the East County court of San Diego, California but even that she still in the shelter she is being used dishonorably by some foreign nationals and deflecting benefit away from thosetruly in need.


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