Safe Houses

The Devil They Know

As executive director and the only staff for Amikas, a non-profit helping to house homeless women and children, primarily veterans, I get calls from women in all kinds of desperate situations, including many who are ready to leave a violent abuser or have already left and are dealing with the consequences – homelessness, loss of children, lack of legal and emotional support and retreating to substance abuse. Domestic violence is all in the news right now, provoking discussions about why women stay in violent situations.

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