- Posted by Anna Bard
- On November 25, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden visited Chicago Monday in part to attend a groundbreaking of a new domestic violence shelter.
Biden joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin at the ceremony in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood to mark the first shelter of its type built in the city in more than a decade.
“There is no prison on earth like the four walls of a woman’s home who is battered. No prison is equal to that,” Biden said. “These are women who are prisoners in plain sight.”
The two-story facility offers a 40-bed shelter, 10 permanent housing units and an employment training site and other services for domestic violence victims and their children.