Examples: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) provides standards to ensure safety for full-size and non-full size cribs. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that cribs are used by children under 90 centimeters (35 inches) tall.
Shelters and safe homes meet the basic needs of survivors by providing:
personal hygiene supplies; and
safe, private bathroom and shower facilities.
Bathroom and shower facilities may be separate lockable rooms, or lockable stalls.
Shelters and safe homes provide:
sufficient supplies and equipment to meet residents’ needs;
rooms for the provision of on-site services, if applicable;
accommodations for informal gatherings of residents, including during inclement weather;
adequate facilities for housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, storage, and administrative support functions;
at least one room suitably furnished for the use of on-duty personnel, if applicable; and
private sleeping accommodations for personnel who sleep at the facility, if applicable.
When grouping individuals the shelter or safe home considers the number, age, special needs, and gender of residents.
Shelters and safe homes house families as a unit and keep sibling or family groups together.
NAThe shelter or safe home does not serve families, or housing families as a unit is not possible or prohibited by law.
The organization ensures that safe homes meet the needs of survivors by:
evaluating each safe home prior to use;
providing safe home providers with orientation prior to housing survivors, and ongoing training and supervision on topics relevant to supporting survivors and their children or other family members, including the importance of protecting confidentiality; and
monitoring safe homes on an ongoing basis.
NAThe organization does not provide safe home services.