The purpose of this thesis is to explore shelters for battered women, from the staffs point of view. Because of the lack of literature on shelters and the women and men who work in them felt it was an important aspect to cover. In order to get a perspective on the women that use the shelter and how they got to that point, I included a brief account of a woman who had been battered and possible explanations for why these women stay involved in these relationships. When reviewing the literature on shelters I found two predominant models. I compared these models to a shelter in Wooster, Ohio. In order to conduct the study I interviewed the Staff at the shelter in Wooster called Every Women's House, My finding showed that Every Women's House is a combination of both shelter models developed in the seventies and even has some of its own unique aspects to it. For future research suggest, exploring what this shelter might do to extent the stay for the women.


Frese, Pamela


Sociology and Anthropology

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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