Betty Carr had to move herself and her children out of their home after suffering physical abuse from her boyfriend.
Then her 8-month-old son got sick, and Carr had to stay home with him.
So Carr lost her job in food service because her employer believed she took too much time off to care for her son.
That put the 28-year-old and her two children in a Berks Women in Crisis shelter temporarily.
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