Public safety workers wonder about decline in abuse hotline, police calls - Other Paper

While many people feel safest at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, for some confinement can be a nightmare.

“As the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and similar measures around the world keep people home, it can create a perfect storm for domestic violence incidents. At Steps to End Domestic Violence, a nonprofit organization serving Chittenden County-based victims of domestic violence, staff have noticed a change during COVID-19. “The hotline has been eerily quiet,” said Bessie McManus, Steps’ hotline and volunteer manager. With the stay home order keeping survivors and their abusers cooped up 24/7, survivors might not have the space they usually would, to call for help."



Read the Full Story Here

Comment Below... And find more stories on Water Cooler

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.