We should help out with ongoing services in town

I agree with Megan and Joan. Our time, money, and people are critical in helping the homeless, but not by creating a liability for an unmonitored place for women who need to be in town where they can reach needed assistance. I have experienced helping abused women in my own family and various shelters; the abusers do show up, they can be violent towards the women, children, and can vandalize this safe home, or our church just across the street. Sadly, too often the abused will tell their abuser where they are staying, and they do show up. With no one there 24/7 monitoring the safety of both this house and our church, I think we are opening up a very unsafe situation.