“The National Center on Family Homelessness reports some 50 percent of homeless women cite domestic abuse as the reason they are living on the streets.”
She was safe with her brother but chose to return so she wouldn’t lose graduation credits.
“I had four credit hours left before finishing my bachelor’s degree,” Serenko says. She could go back to the same college as her abuser or transfer to another school and risk losing many of the credits she’d earned.”
She had two children with the man whom she feared.
“I became much more fearful for my life,” she says. “He took pleasure in stirring up fear in me knowing he would kill me. I was literally afraid to walk down the hall with my back to him.”
It wasn’t until after they had two children together and made another big move that Serenko finally found relief.”
Some statistics say it takes seven times before a survivor will leave for good.
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