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Shelters are often called refuges and havens, and that is exactly what they are for the people and animals who use them. Shelters provide local assistance by giving people and animals a place to stay, eat and sleep. Often in times of great tribulation we turn to shelters, such as an emergency shelter for an approaching hurricane, but some shelters are also permanent, like homeless or animal shelters. Below are the different terms used to describe different shelters.

  • Homeless shelter – This shelter gives local help to homeless people by providing with a place to sleep and eat. These are often permanent shelters.
  • Emergency shelter – Place for people who temporarily cannot live in their homes due to a disaster, domestic violence or abuse. Unlike homeless shelters, emergency shelters allow people to stay there during the day.
  • Battered Women shelter – A specific kind of emergency shelter for victims of domestic abuse that usually gives anyone who is a victim of violence a place to stay and get help. These types of shelters are more family oriented.
  • SAFE center – SAFE stands for Sexual Assault Forensic Examination center and it is place for victims of sexual assault to go get medical care, have evidence collected and get support after an attack.
  • Post-emergency shelter – After a disaster like a flood, earthquake or tornado, people either cannot return to their homes, or have no home to return to. These long term shelters are run by volunteer organizations like the Red Cross and are usually in places not meant to be shelters, like schools or churches.
  • Animal shelter – Pets can also become homeless too, and when they do they often end up in an animal shelter. Some shelters allow for pet adoptions for just a small adoption fee.
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    Interfaith Housing
    4330 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
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    (619) 281-0330
    User Review: "They give you a room, food, and cash."
    Precious Life Shelter
    10885 Reagan St, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
    Gain support in having your baby at our pregnant women shelter in Los Alamitos, CA. We offer a safe, loving environment for homeless, pregnant adult women.
    (562) 449-3518
    The Trinity House
    416 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950
    (619) 477-7155
    Lincoln Military Housing
    1565 Ridgewood Dr, San Diego, CA 92139
    (619) 434-9221
    SD Community Housing
    4066 Messina Dr, San Diego, CA 92113
    (619) 262-1785
    San Diego Community Housing Corp
    230 Catania St, San Diego, CA 92113
    (619) 527-4633
    St James Plaza
    1052 9th St, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
    (619) 575-3232
    Community Housing Works
    4305 University Ave Ste 550, San Diego, CA 92105
    (619) 282-6647
    Interfaith Housing Assistance Corp
    7956 Lester Ave, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
    (619) 668-1532
    4330 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
    (619) 584-4220
    San Diego Housing Commission
    1122 Broadway Ste 300, San Diego, CA 92101
    (619) 231-9400
    Second Chance
    505 16th St, San Diego, CA 92101
    (619) 239-1003
    San Diego Square
    1055 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
    (619) 239-2073
    Lincoln Military Housing Co Traifmitter
    3250 Transmitter Rd, San Diego, CA 92115
    (619) 564-6372
    Lincoln Military Housing
    8302 Garnet Ct, La Mesa, CA 91941
    (619) 825-8530

    Every living organism needs food, water, shelter, and air to flourish. Sometimes one of the hardest things to find is a safe place to lay your head. In most cities, there are many types of local centers that provide humans and animals alike with a place to stay. One of the most well known are animal shelters. Many families have adopted their pets from these locations. Some of the cats and dogs are rescues, which means they may have been abused by previous owners. Most towns also have a homeless shelter for those who are down on their luck. The doors are open for anyone who does not have anywhere to go. Besides somewhere to sleep, homeless shelters also provide a warm meal and some even help in finding permanent dwellings. Battered women shelters are for ladies and their children who are not safe in their family home. Domestic violence is a growing problem in America and these places allow women to escape dangerous situations. Some locations, especially those who are at constant risk of a natural disaster, have emergency shelters. Citizens can escape here during tropical storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, or earthquakes. They are also used during other situations that leave a lot of people without a home, such as floods or the uncontrollable wild fires that occur in California. If you are interested in helping those in need, there are multiple things you can do. One of the easiest is adopting a pet from a local shelter and giving it a loving home. You can also become a volunteer at one of the shelters in your city. Volunteers help bring relief to those who are struggling in their current situation. Evaluate your schedule and see if you have time to make a difference in someone’s life.
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