Women leaving domestic violence living in car as homeless fill shelters

When 26-year-old Chloe ran away from her violent partner, she ended up living in her car with a toddler and a newborn baby.

“I went to the police station and they rang around refuges and they were all full,” she said.

“I had a tiny little car, it was February so it was very hot. We’d go to the park of a day. We had no food, I didn’t eat for three days.”

She had no money and no phone.

As soon as she got her first cheque from Centrelink, she drove to her grandparents’ house.

“I had to travel to different relatives’ houses because my ex would say he was coming to find me and the kids and I was scared for our lives.”

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