Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Poverty and Domestic Violence: What Battered Women with Abused Children Need from Their Advocates

Susan Schechter's article, originally published in the NRC Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence series, describes the author's own experiences working with survivors and coming to understand deeply the connections between poverty and domestic violence. The voices of survivors here in Washington amplify the author's words through stories in the sidebar that illustrate the economic impacts of domestic violence.

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