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shelter

A facility in the US with less than 100 beds that may house abused women and their children, the homeless, or other disenfranchised persons, providing a place to sleep, food and clothing.
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23) Similarly, Gaston Bachelard's poetics of space conceives of the home as the shelterer of daydreamers, but does not mention women's maintenance and nurturance of that sheltering space.
For her Oscar-nominated work in ``Hotel Rwanda,'' Sophie Okonedo received a key piece of character-building advice from Tatiana Rusesabagina, the wife of real-life Rwandan hotel manager - and refugee shelterer - Paul Rusesabagina.
It's a taunting reminder of the lack of trust and protection both in the African country's tyrannical government and in Shandurai's later relationship with her shelterer, Kinsky.