Limited options exist for Oil Patch domestic violence victims
SIDNEY, Mont. -- A housing shortage in the Oil Patch is causing more victims of domestic violence to stay with their abusers, victim advocates said Tuesday.
Darianne Johnson, executive director for the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center in Dickinson, said during a listening summit on the impacts of the oil boom that victims have limited options.
Victims can stay in a shelter long term, leave the state or stay in the abusive relationship, Johnson said.
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