By Who.What.Why on 03/07/2017

"... Not a lot of people know this about shelters, according to Dianna Thompson, SAFE Executive Director:

“It is shocking that you’re pretty much out in the cold if you have a son,” Thompson said. “How is that helpful? And that boy is a victim, too — he’s been witnessing the violence. You’re excluding someone just because he is male? It’s wrong.”

Thompson has received letters from female domestic-violence victims who haven’t been able to escape from their abuser because they have a son who is not welcome in a shelter. ..."

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