Cases of domestic violence are escalating in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Victims of domestic violence who are staying home to prevent spreading the virus may experience increased violent abuse and have trouble reporting this abuse. Financial concerns, such as economic instability, and a spike in unemployment numbers can also increase incidents of domestic violence. People concerned with COVID-19 and how their abusive partner is leveraging COVID-19 to further isolate, coerce, or increase fear in the relationship have options and resources that can help. If you, or someone you know, is in danger of domestic violence, you can access support and services like shelter, counseling, and legal guidance.
CALL THE 24-HOUR NATIONAL HOTLINE AT 1-800-799-7233 OR CHAT ONLINE HERE.
THE PENNSYLVANIA COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A statewide organization with members all over Pennsylvania. Enter your city or zip code in the link below to find an organization near you.
PROGRAMS BY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
THE WOMEN’S LAW PROJECT
The Women’s Law Project is a law center in Pennsylvania dedicated to the rights of women and girls. Visit their website for more information and helpful resources.
|Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline||1-866-SAFE-014|
|National Domestic Violence Hotline||1-800-799-7233|
|Women’s Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh||1-877-338-8255|
|Pittsburgh 24-Hour Hotline||412-687-8005|
|Love is Respect||1.866.9474 or text LOVEIS to 22522|
|Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network||717.236.9486 or 800.322.7572|
|Neighborhood Legal Services||866 761-6572|
|Domestic Violence and Immigration|
|Women Against Abuse||215.386.1280|
|National Dating Abuse Helpline||1-866-331-9474|
|National Human Trafficking Resource Center||1-888-373-7888|
|Women’s Law Project||215-928-9801, x5760|
|Domestic Violence Center of Chester County||888-711-6270 or 610-431-1430|
|Community Action Partnership-Domestic Violence Safe House||717.299.1249|
|Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County||610 565-4590|
|Aware, Inc in Sharon, PA||888-981-1457|