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Additional Task Forces

Safe Haven Facility Task Force

The Safe Haven task force focuses on the logistics of finding and securing (in conjunction with the security task force) a location for the Safe Haven and identifying and coordinating necessary resources that victims may need. The task force also arranges for payment to use the Safe Haven facility and ensures that all victims, including those with disabilities, have accommodations.

Meals Task Force

The meals task force coordinates food service at the Safe Haven. Because of potential liability issues, individuals who are not connected with a formal organization or business are strongly discouraged from providing meals. Rather, faith-based and other nonprofit organizations and private businesses can ask their constituencies to provide and serve meals under their auspices. These groups include—

  • Restaurants and restaurant associations.
  • Churches, synagogues, and mosques.
  • Grocery stores.
  • Social and civic groups.
  • Senior centers.

Transportation Task Force

The transportation task force arranges and coordinates transportation between the Safe Haven and the CCTV sites. It should work in conjunction with the security task force.

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