Social distancing and isolation may result in a rise in relationship abuse and compromised safety.
As most of us are taking sanctuary in our homes to keep ourselves protected, for many, home does not mean safety. “We know that any time an abusive partner may be feeling a loss of power and control — and everybody’s feeling a loss of power and control right now — it could greatly impact how victims and survivors are being treated in their homes,” said Katie Ray-Jones, chief executive of the National Domestic Violence hotline. Social distancing and isolation may result in a rise in relationship abuse and compromised safety. We, at Compass Center, recognize this and are making sure we continue to provide vital services to our community.
Our 24-hour domestic violence hotline continues to help clients safety plan, find shelter, and access other badly needed resources. We continue to help survivors file Domestic Violence Protective Orders, and continue to provide over-the-phone financial and career coaching for those in financial distress.
We cannot do this without you. Your support will make a significant impact.