Service providers are crafting adaptations to combat the rise in domestic violence during the pandemic

A certain item purchased at the grocery store, a hand signal made during a video call, a numeric code pressed when dialing an emergency service like 911, or a specific word used at the pharmacy. All seem innocuous enough, but all are innovative ways that people experiencing domestic abuse can […]

As domestic violence spikes, many victims and their children have nowhere to live

COVID-19 has left many victims of domestic violence facing difficulties feeding their children and accessing services for safe housing, transportation and childcare once they leave shelters, according to a Rutgers study published in the journal Violence Against Women. “Many survivors exiting domestic violence shelters are reporting difficulties in accessing resources […]