CT Post: No Room at the Shelter
On a single day last year, nearly 100 people came to domestic violence shelters in the state and were told there wasn't room for them, according to a report this month by the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
Every year, the agency takes a 24-hour census of domestic violence shelters across the country on a random date. This time, the network looked at 1,649 programs nationwide on Sept. 17.
On that day, more than 66,000 victims of domestic violence received help from shelters nationwide, 855 in Connecticut. However, the census also found that about 10,000 more victims were told they couldn't be helped because of inadequate resources.