If you are a Survivor, you are not alone. You deserve to be safe, even at this time. We encourage you to connect with a domestic violence advocate trained to help you create a safety plan. If you are a manager or co-worker, the following resources should be provided to anyone you are concerned may be a victim of partner violence.
For survivors who already have a safety plan, know that there are advocates ready to help you navigate the changes you may need to make as a result of this global crisis.
- Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, 24/7Hotline: 412-687-8005; https://www.wcspittsburgh.org/covid/ and text 412-744-8445 (9a.m. – 9 p.m. daily). Online chat available at www.wcspittsburgh.org
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline remains available during the COVID-19 pandemic, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (800) 799-7233, via text at LOVEIS to 22522, or via chat at org. For The Hotline’s tips on staying safe during COVID-19, visit: https://www.thehotline.org/2020/03/13/staying-safe-during-covid-19/.
- Bright Sky is a safe, easy to use app and website that provides practical support and information on how to respond to domestic violence. It is for anyone experiencing domestic violence, or for those worried about someone else.
- Women’s Law Resource https://www.womenslaw.org/laws/preparing-court-yourself/frequently-asked-questions-involving-courts-and-covid-19
- The National Sexual Assault Hotline, 1-800-656-HOPE (4673), or rainn.org.
- The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4A-CHILD (422-4453), or org/childhelp-hotline.
- Latinx survivors can reach out to Casa de Esperanza, 1-651-772-1611, or casadeesperanza.org.
- LGBTQ people can also call the Anti-Violence Project, 212-714-1141, or visit avp.org/get-help.
- A listing of resources by state can be accessed at ncadv.org, provided by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
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