jmp-002-0090-domestic-abuse1

EXCERPT: “Charlotte has moved six times since her ex-boyfriend hit her so hard she tumbled down a flight of stairs…She has been able to rely on programs to help women like her flee abuse. There has always been a bed for her and her two children. QUOTE: “I’ve seen so many other women (struggle to find a safe place.) I feel very lucky,” Charlotte said. Some of the women who think they have no place to go end up going back to their abusers….Housing is the No. 1 need for domestic violence survivors, many leaving behind their only stable option for a home. In the Twin Cities, high rents and low vacancies have made it even tougher, advocates say. A recent survey found that 29 percent of Minnesota homeless have experienced domestic violence.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2qfzh6m