shelter

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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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The City Council will take up the issue of sheltering the homeless again on May 7 at a study session.
The sheltering imposed many constraints and limitations but these were judged as beneficial or even necessary to protect self-esteem.
announced an agreement with Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Hospital (Mechanicsville, Va.