PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (ABC7) — The head of a domestic violence shelter in Prince George’s County has been fired following an ABC7 News report on unsafe conditions there earlier this week.
According to ABC7’s Brad Bell, residents of the shelter have been told an alternative space to stay is on the way.
Eight unidentified women gathered Wednesday to tell their story to Bell and said that mold and lack of heat made the living conditions unbearable.
All are victims of domestic violence who left dangerous relationships for safe shelter, but they said that shelter has become dangerous too.
“We’re being revictimized period,” one woman told Bell. “We’re being revictimized and that’s a problem.”
The women said photographs show the filthy and run down state of the only domestic violence shelter in Prince George’s County which accepts children. Its location is a secret too.
“It’s not even livable. There’s mold and its dust in the vents dust everywhere. Food has had mold on it,” said one woman. “At the end of the day its about our kids.”
The shelter is run by the private nonprofit Family Crisis Center which operates out of a county building in Brentwood.