Sarah is despondent when she looks around the small room she shares with her two traumatized children, years after they fled her violent husband.
Her daughters, 11 and 12, sleep on roll-out beds, do their homework on the bathroom floor and cook toast on the cheap stovetop near the bed. They watch their mother cry as she despairs at how she will afford the next rent installment, let alone save bond money for somewhere better.
“I look at myself, and I think, ‘How did I get to this?’, because I’m a smart, educated woman,” Sarah said. “And I just think, ‘Well at least I’m not outside like I see a lot of people outside on the street.’” READ COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE.
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Anglicare’s report on rental affordability found many women were staying in abusive relationships due to the cost of housing. Photograph: Alamy