Sunday, March 8, 2009

Domestic Violence & Homelessness

Waiting upon a computer at Main Library, I leafed through a book of Violence in America. It is actually an encyclopedia set of three volumes and can not be checked out. There was about a page on the subject of homelessness. Violence on the streets is a constant danger, blah, blah, blah. Did not scribble down the name of the organization or report name listed regarding this:

"Ellen Bassak found...that although domestic violence was not always the immediate cause of their homelessness, 45% of the women interviewed reported being victims of domestic violence", and a "...significant number had moved as many as 6 times in the previous 5 years for various reasons, including domestic violence and interpersonal conflict".

Either of those statements could describe me. Think I moved 7 times in the 6 years prior to homelessness.

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