We get lots of positive feedback (and lots of web traffic) on this blog (even if we have not had the capacity to keep it totally updated lately), but not much interaction with posts…which is understandable considering the nature of the work of shelter providers. But I received this question today, so figured I would try and put the question out through this channel and am hoping to generate some responses! -LH
We are increasingly running into difficulty for our guests to be able to open bank accounts and in the past they have saved by giving us money orders to keep as their savings. Now it appears that Western Union will no longer cash their own money orders and banks are requiring an account in order for them to be cashed. How are others handling savings when families are unable to open bank accounts???