Domestic Violence and How it is Seen as a Precursor to Homelessness in Women
? Domestic Violence and how it is seen as a Precursor to Homelessness in Women?
?As soon as we moved into this house, you think you can have your way? You are my wife and I tell you what you can do and what you can?t do.? This kind of statement is typical of what a battered woman knows to be the only truth in her household. Domestic violence is greatly on the rise and is one of the leading causes of homelessness among women in today?s society.
Rather than approach domestic violence as a direct ?cause? of homelessness, one might hope to understand how such violence could help create the circumstances that might particularly make a woman more susceptible to homelessness. Domestic violence and poverty may intersect with other issues to produce the circumstances that often leave women no other choice but to seek temporary shelter for the short-term, and therefore remain precariously housed.
Homelessness is defined as a person who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate night time residence, and has a primary night time residence that is:
A) Supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations.
B) An institution that provides temporary residence for individuals
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