Domestic Violence Has Surged during Covid-19 Pandemic
The world is seeing a domestic abuse crisis during the covid-19 pandemic. As more people have to stay at home, many victims are locked in with their abusers, and some domestic abuse Support Services have been put on hold. Ongoing job loss, government inaction, judicial backlogs, and many other factors have all contributed to what the United Nations is calling a ’Shadow Pandemic’. Source: CNN.
This has prompted a worldwide crisis that is even more detrimental. An epidemic within a pandemic. Please watch this video and share widely. There’s is a hand signal that can be very useful in cases of emergencies where you do not feel safe enough to reach out for help otherwise. Please view the video below:
If you or someone you know is in danger. Please call 800-799-SAFE (7233). Or visit: thehotline.org
At There's Still Hope, we help feed and place homeless Transgender adults in transitional housing. We also help victims of domestic violence. If we cannot help you, we can refer you to organizations who can. If you would like to contact us, our office number is: 704-369-4785. We operate Tues-Thurs 10am-4pm. Rev. Debra J. Hopkins, Director, or Assistant Director Rene Couret (CPSS) can assist and pray with you or direct you to resources.
You can also visit our community resources page to link with other agencies in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
Please remember, There's Always Hope.
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"... for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart" - 1 Samuel 16:7.