The COVID-19 health crisis has caused a tremendous spike in incidents of abuse. Even as lock-down restrictions are lifted, we know that the abuse will not simply end, that this remains a critical time for survivors, and that education, awareness, and bystander intervention are desperately needed. This October, join us in spreading the #ListeningFromHome message, activating bystanders, and sharing information that can help those who are experiencing violence during this unprecedented crisis.
A free hotline, open 24/7, that you can call for immediate support and assistance. If you want to find out more and have concerns about your computer usage being monitored, skip the website and call 1-800-799-7233
Domestic violence doesn't just come from parental figures, it happens in romantic relationships and doesn't just come in the form of physical violence. Use the multiple resources at Break the Cycle to be sure you or someone you know are not in an abusive relationship.
Useful infographic with guidance on how to begin talking to someone when they tell they are/were being abused.
There's domestic violence resource center for those in need in many counties of New York State, use this comprehensive list from the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence to find those near you.
Many victims of abuse have their online activities monitored by their abuser. Use these safety tips to be sure you're being careful online if you find yourself in an abusive situation or relationship.
A list of domestic violence resources specifically for those living within the five boroughs of New York City.