Domestic Violence Resources on the Response to the Coronavirus

As the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues in the United States, many are working remotely from home, facing quarantines or self-isolation, and encountering disruption to their daily activities. For the elderly, those with preexisting conditions or other health challenges, and other higher-risk individuals, the spread of the virus may also bring anxiety. And for individuals experiencing domestic violence, this public health situation can expose additional dangers.

Advocates working in local programs and shelters are facing additional challenges as they seek to continue uninterrupted services for survivors. In response to the request of guidance and resources for emergency preparedness for domestic violence shelters and programs concerning the novel coronavirus, below are some recommendations and resources.

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