DV victim support needs to be looked at

WOULD you open your home to a victim of domestic violence?

I would, and have in the past.

Many years ago a girlfriend of mine was in a bad relationship.

It was heartbreaking to see her suffer the put downs and hostility, but thankfully it was never physical.

She had a young child and needed to get out.

When she was ready to take that step I welcomed them with open arms and they moved in with me for several months until they got back on their feet and were ready to start afresh.

They were surrounded with friends who were happy to give them space, or support, if they needed it.

While it might be difficult to set up initially, I think the idea of a shared housing register has merit.

And if it was tackled on a local or regional level, then I believe it would be more than doable.

Put yourself in the shoes of coming out of an abusive relationship.

Would you rather go to a motel where you have no support, or into the home of someone who cares about your wellbeing?



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