An “Alas” reader has a question for the “Alas” readership.
Our church has a rectory that is now and is expected to remain unused by a cleric. It is a single family home with 3 bedrooms, a small dining room and kitchen, one and a half baths and a finished basement. It has been proposed by one of our parishioners that we could put it to use as a battered women’s shelter. Can anyone give some guidance on the characteristics that would make it either suitable or unsuitable for such use (construction, location, whatever)? Can anyone give some guidance on what kind of organization (either government or not-for-profit) we should contact to look into the matter further?
If anyone has any advice to offer this reader, please leave it in the comments. Thanks!