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Original post made on Jan 20, 2017

It doesn't matter if they are rich or poor, longtime residents or new immigrants. Thousands of domestic-violence survivors in Santa Clara County are in the same boat: When they decide to leave their abusers, many find there is no shelter to take them in.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Saddened
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 20, 2017 at 10:08 am

Saddened is a registered user.

There is simply no excuse for this. No legitimate excuse.

Especially for a very wealthy region!

Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 20, 2017 at 10:43 am

Yet another reason to build more housing. Even stable families with jobs are living out of RVs around here.

Posted by Mandi
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jan 20, 2017 at 11:03 am

From domestic violence to your teachers, firefighters to restaurant staff, affordable housing (rentals to home ownership) is a challenge. In the valley of invention, do we really need another price comparison app? Let's look at how we can make individuals live a full life with affordable housing.

Posted by questions/comments
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 20, 2017 at 11:45 am

--Ethnicity of the women (percentages?) -- other stats? (might help to tailer services)

-- I recently read about a very good women's shelter in the state of Maine -- it was sorely needed and it effective with protecting and transitioning women - so I suggest interested people Google that. It was in one of Maine's magazines - sorry I don't have exact reference. Encouraging.


--Hoa about SC Board of Supervisors seeking" mutual aid" on this subject with nearby counties with elbow room -- like San Joaquin County? Palo Alto as in Santa Clara County is wealthy and could give large dollars to that county (which needs dollars) and in return, be able to (relatively nearby) house abused women seeking a fresh start and protection from abusers. Its not like sending someone to the moon - we're talking about 1 hour 15 min. away from here. Prices are cheap and theres a lot of space in San Joan County -- Modesto, etc. Meantime, social services workers and mental health and employment counselors would have work in an area with reasonable cost of living. EVERYONE can't stay here --it's almost like Beverly Hills.
This IS a wealthy area -- but our local politicians are spending our hard-earned tax dollars on nonsense very often - luxurious, costly lobbies to city halls -- giving money to illegal aliens -- proposing to fight the Jissers/mobile home park owners, and etc.
Make the choice of having the correct priorities and put the money there.
-from a highly taxes individual, Palo Alto

Posted by questions/coments
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 20, 2017 at 11:46 am

* tailor (spelling correction)

Posted by Adam
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jan 21, 2017 at 10:03 pm

OK, so what can we residents do? I don't want to hear answers like vote or protest or even donate money. What can we do now to help?

Posted by women's shelter in CT?
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 22, 2017 at 8:57 pm

Will the new women's shelter in College Terrace be able to accommodate victims of domestic violence?

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