Saturday, November 12, 2011

Domestic Violence Shelters in the Bay Area are Struggling

All over the Bay Area domestic violence shelters are struggling to meet the needs of women who have no where to turn. Budget cuts in cities like San Jose, San Mateo, Fremont, Oakland and San Francisco are causing these shelters to turn people away and these shelters are staying full for a year or more. This woman Melissa Strawn and her two boys, tried to seek refugee in a San Jose shelter, but they were full the only bed in the 97 shelters through out the bay area was in Concord. It is a shame the governments in cities not just in San Jose, San Francisco, Fremont and Oakland, all over the United States cut services that people need so desperately. That is why we need more affordable housing and jobs. I think if the government would give big business and small more of an incentive  to hire and to keep their business in the United States just maybe we would not be in the situation were in now. What do you think will fix this situation?


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