The Nome Day Shelter was created in response to community needs due to weather- related exposure deaths, impoverished community members, homelessness, hospital emergency department interactions, and various presentations of public social maladies. Although the protection of women was not the primary purpose in the establishment of the Day Shelter, this factor is a significant by-product of this sanctuary. An accurate accounting of MMIWG does not exist in the Norton Sound region. It may be reasonably inferred safety the Shelter provides has an impact on MMIWG in the Bering Strait region.
Ross, Royleen J.; Green, Seth; and Johnson, Lance E.
"Nome Day Shelter,"
Journal of Indigenous Research: Vol. 7:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/kicjir/vol7/iss1/6