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Leaving an abusive relationship not as easy as it sounds

Why doesn’t she just leave?

It’s a question often asked when the topic of domestic violence comes up. (Shouldn’t we ask, Why does he hit her? But we digress.)

Check out this Opinion piece from The Seattle Times. In it Linda Olsen of the Washington State Coalition of Domestic Violence talks about the Housing First approach and touches on the fact that when  a person seeks refuge from an abusive relationship, they are plunged into a poverty that seems almost punitive.

Hat tip to the amazing Legal Project for sharing this article and please be reminded that help is always available for victims of domestic violence:

The Unity House 24 Hour Hotline for domestic violence is (518) 272-2370.