COVID-19 and Domestic Violence

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Articles on COVID-19 and Domestic Violence featuring YWCA Glendale:

Los Angeles Times; 8/12/20 Op-Ed: Angelina Jolie: Why Children Suffer More Violence During COVID-19

Los Angeles Times; 4/6/20 YWCA postpones Legacy Luncheon, using digital outreach to contact supporters

Los Angeles Times; 3/24/20: Domestic abuse victims in ‘worst-case scenario’ during outbreak, providers say

Jezebel; 3/19/20: ‘Home Isn’t a Safe Place for Everyone’: How Coronavirus Is Impacting Domestic Violence Shelters 

Resources for Survivors compiled by the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence at Futures Without Violence:

  • Remember that you are not alone and supports remain available to you
    • The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free:1-800-799-7233 and through chat.
    • The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free:800.656.HOPE (4673) and through chat.
    • The StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities:1?844-762-8483
    • The Trans LifeLine for peer support for trans folks 9am-3am CT:1-877-565-8860 This hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.
    • The Deaf Hotline is available 24/7 through video phone (1-855-812-1001), email and chat for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled survivors.
    • National Parent Helpline Monday -Friday 12pm-9am CT emotional support and advocacy for parents:1-855-2736
  • Sheltering in Place recommendations or restrictions may create additional difficulties and risks for survivors. If authorities call for “shelter in place” in your area, are there other friends or family you could stay with during this time? Consider reaching out to these people to make a plan:
    • Consider reaching out to a trusted friend, co-worker, or family member who could check in with you about your safety and support needs. If you need help identifying support people in your life, take a look at the pod mapping worksheet from the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective.
    • Are you connected with close friends or family members of the person who is hurting you? Are they aware of what is happening or are they a safe person to reach out to? Consider connecting with them now in case you need someone to help you in an emergency.

Safety Plans and Self-Care:

Community Care: