Tagged: Shasta Women’s Refuge

Even after surviving and leaving one abuser, Scarlett wouldn’t escape a second cycle of domestic violence.

She had known Jason (not his real name) and his family for many years – “there was something about that that was very nice to have,” she said. She was drawn to his kindness and attracted to his …

Meet Scarlett.

She’s a twenty-something north state woman with beautiful eyes and a smile that blows away shadows. She’d hang the moon – and a few planets, too – for her child. A single mom, she takes care of them both with her office job.

Scarlett loves to sing and dance. As a teenager, she …