Christine Quinn wants boost for women's shelters

The former City Council speaker met with a current councilman Wednesday to discuss ways to improve the lives of women and children in the city's homeless shelters. Christine Quinn, who is now the current

News 12 Staff

Mar 17, 2016, 2:58 AM

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Christine Quinn wants boost for women's shelters
The former City Council speaker met with a current councilman Wednesday to discuss ways to improve the lives of women and children in the city's homeless shelters.
Christine Quinn, who is now the current CEO of Women in Need, met with Councilman Stephen Levin Wednesday to tour WIN's Junius Shelter, and she showed him the advancements improved funding has already made.
Levin had to fight for that funding in City Council. He says homeless women and children often face traumatic conditions, which means shelter staff need specialized training to deal with delicate situations.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a separate strategy to address homeless shelter safety Tuesday. 
Quinn says she supports the mayor's plan, but wants more done to address domestic violence in shelters.


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