After almost two months living in a domestic violence shelter in rural West Virginia, a 49-year-old woman, who asked to remain anonymous, had finally scraped together enough cash to move into her own place. “I feel hurt, hurt, hurt,” she said. I don’t know what is going to happen now.”The government shutdown ― which on Saturday became the longest in U.S. history ― has thrown the fate of domestic violence shelters across the country in limbo. Not knowing when the shutdown will end, shelters around the country are preparing for the worst. Many are curtailing services, cutting all but the most essential costs and planning for layoffs.
Source: Huffington Post January 12, 2019 15:11 UTC