Resources for victims of domestic violence
Abuse is about power and control. When survivors are forced to stay in the home or in close proximity to their abuser more frequently, an abuser can use any tool to exert control over their victim, including a national health concern such as COVID-19. In a time where companies may be encouraging that their employees work remotely, and the CDC is encouraging “social distancing,” an abuser may take advantage of an already stressful situation to gain more control. If you are looking for help please contact these organizations below.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
- Staying safe During Covid-19 (English)
- https://espanol.thehotline.org/ (Spanish)
- National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673
- Provided by RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network). Available 24/7. Also available through online chat tool. En español.
- Crisis Text Line
- Text HOME to 741741, Available 24/7 for victims of abuse and any other type of crisis.
- Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
- 1-800-422-4453; Available 24/7 in 170 different languages.
- Office on Women’s Health Helpline
- 1-800-994-9662: A resource provided by the US Department of Health & Human Services.
- Federal government’s Women’s Health domestic violence page
Resources for Recovery and Addiction:
- Online Addiction Recovery Resources: Free virtual recovery meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Your Recovery is Important: Virtual Recovery Resources