A woman who had been beaten for the last 30 years and was escaping the sex trafficking business came to us yesterday for a place to sleep.
The first thing I asked her was if she went to the battered women’s shelter. She said they required that she call in to get in. She doesn’t have a phone.
She also had all of her identification stolen.
The fact is: she had nowhere to sleep last night.
I asked her if she was safe. She said she was not.
We are a terrible and cruel society that has no place for this woman.
I don’t have much else to say about that. We are terrible and cruel.