It is not weird, but you should be very careful. If your local shelter is anything like the women's shelter in my community, they go extremely overboard. If they so much as see a man in the parking lot, they call the police. To an extent, I can understand. Some of the women there have been in some very serious, dangerous situations, and the shelter has had problems with abusers stalking the facility, although abusers showing up to the facility very rarely happened. However, they have taken this to quite an extreme and it almost seems as if they are gender bashing. Again, if you choose to take it to a shelter that houses women who are victims of domestic violence, just be careful. What you are doing is a beautiful thing, don't misunderstand me, but women's shelters often go overboard with their paranoia about men showing up to the facilities. Before my husband retired from law enforcement, he went to the shelter because he was CALLED there to take a report. When he got there, he was in uniform. He rang the bell, told whoever it was that answered that he was from the police department, and they buzzed him in. He walked toward the communal living area where a few people were gathered. One of the employees shouted at him and said "No men allowed in the facility!" He was there to take a report of domestic violence, and they were the ones who called him, and one of them let him in the facility. He explained to them that he needed to speak to the victim, and he was told he would have to wait outside. Your shelter may not be that extreme, but the one in our community has gone ridiculously overboard. I stopped donating anything to them after I found out that they started refusing to allow teenage boys to stay in the facility. If the mother leaves her abuser, where the hell are their sons suppose to go? Are they just suppose to stay behind with the abuser? Stay on the street? If it is girls, they can stay. If the children are boys under the age of 14, they can stay. But if they are boys and older than 14, then I assume they are on their own. Anybody who would deny sanctuary to a child coming from an abusive home is not getting a damn thing from me, and teenage boys are children the same as teenage girls.