A sense of safety and well-being
Security systems and resident-controlled access free staff from continuous monitoring of entrances and exits.
These systems can also increase safety and security for staff.
The Salvation Army Catherine Booth House uses a key card system throughout their building to allow residents to come and go more freely.
Read WSCADV’s article for one program’s perspective on curfew.
Independent comings and goings with daily check-ins respect survivor autonomy while assuring staff shelter space is being used appropriately.