Expo March 20 and 21, 2012
Domestic Violence And Homelessness: What
is the link?
"I was an abused woman. I didn’t look
During my journey through abuse I lost
My house, my job, my car, my life
savings, my sense
of direction and my connection with
everyone who was
important to me. I became homeless.
Being homeless was painful. Being
homeless was a
continuation of the abuse I experienced
while with the
man who promised to love me, ‘til death
do us part, and
he took the “death” part way too
seriously. He promised
everything but there was always a catch.
In the end,
my home was gone, my belongings lost, my
moved to their father’s house, and I was
alone with my
abuser. Without a home, without a place
to call my own.
Worrying about where to sleep that
about basic safety.
Becoming homeless is like standing on
the tracks while
a speeding train comes
you. You are
frozen in place and cannot move. You no
longer know up
from down, right from wrong, truth from
escapes you. You live in constant..."
Full Story in PDF