EVE domestic violence shelter hunts for supplies amid coronavirus pandemic: 'We have none'
Kara Berg | March 25, 2020 | Lansing State Journal
LANSING — If COVID-19 infiltrates Lansing's domestic violence shelter, Teri Looney, the director of shelter operations, doesn't think they're equipped to handle it.
Because End Violent Encounters (EVE) receives Victims of Crime Act funding from the federal government, it has to open its doors to anyone fleeing an abusive
relationship — even if that person has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Looney said.
"We hold the most vulnerable populations," Looney said. "We can't just close our doors and say 'Everyone's got to leave'...but shelters aren't even being looked at right now."
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