The article explores the shift from traditional secret domestic violence shelters to more accessible, public shelters to better support victims.

Authored by Rachel Louise Snyder, the article delves into the historical preference for secret domestic violence shelters as a means of ensuring safety for victims. Snyder argues against this traditional approach by highlighting the reality that shelter locations are often not well-hidden and the rise of technological surveillance makes them easy to find. She discusses the emergence of public or semipublic shelters in various U.S. states, like the Peace House in Utah, which aims to make support more accessible to victims without compromising their safety.