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Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19

According to the World Health Organization, violence against women tends to increase during every type of emergency, including epidemics. Older women and women with disabilities are likely to have additional risks and needs.

These “stay at home” advisories can impact intimate partner violence, as not everyone’s home is safe.

The Independence House has a 24-hour hotline. Counselors are accommodating communication and scheduled sessions with clients by phone. If you wish to be in contact with a domestic or sexual violence counselor, please call the hotline at 800-439-6507.