shelters http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Sluggish economy forces domestic violence victims to stay longer at shelters http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/sluggish-economy-forces-domestic-violence-victims-stay-longer-shelters <p>October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and across the state, shelters are reporting that victims are staying for longer periods of time than in the past. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports that the reason has a lot to do with the economy.</p><p>WILLOW BELDEN: Jamie Barton was 19 when she met the man who would become her abuser. After her first son was born, the violence started.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 21:31:21 +0000 Willow Belden 31957 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Sluggish economy forces domestic violence victims to stay longer at shelters