By Craig Lemoult
Chauntae Cornett and her 6-year-old daughter Khaliyiah fold pink paper as they sit on the couch in their temporary apartment in Mattapan. They’re trying to make an origami pig, and it’s not going so well. Cornett used to live in Springfield with her fiancée, Khaliyiah’s father, but she says it was an abusive relationship.
“The kind of abuse that I basically dealt with was verbal, it was emotional, it was physical abuse,” she said.