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Shelter Question Test
Toolkits | April 30, 2012
This set of questions can be used to determine if a household requires shelter entry or if diversion is a possibility. Households with no other housing options, or whose only housing option puts them in danger, should be admitted to emergency shelter. The Shelter Question Test comes from the YWCA in Canton, OH.
The following questions assist in determining the urgency of the shelter applicant’s request for assistance.
Taken together, the answers should indicate the level of urgency and assist in ensuring that those with the highest risk of going on the street or unsafe situations (domestic violence, assault, sex abuse or child abuse) are sheltered first.