Halle Berry supports victims of domestic violence with shelter renovations

Oscar winning actress Halle Berry speaks on her personal experiences of domestic violence and her volunteering efforts at Jenesse Center in Los Angeles, a shelter for domestic violence victims which renovates run-down apartments for women dealing with abuse.

“Honestly, I think I’ve spent my adult life dealing with the sense of low self-esteem that that sort of implanted in me – somehow I felt not worth ” she tells CNN’s Alina Cho.

“Before I’m Halle Berry, I’m little Halle who was a little girl growing in this environment that damaged me in some ways; and I’ve spent my adult life trying to really heal from that.”

“I have a spot in my soul that understands the devastation that this causes a family and how hard it is to rebuild your self-esteem when you’ve suffered,” she shares, advising all women currently in abusive relationships to “Get out. Don’t stay a moment longer. If there’s no shelter go to a friend, go to the police station – go somewhere, but go.”

[Spotted @ the LIFE Files]