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Domestic abuse survivor resources during these uncertain times

NNEDV iseeyou

National Network to End Domestic Violence launches public service campaign

The past several months we have all been encouraged to “stay home to stay safe”, but we know that home is not a safe place for everyone.  During the pandemic, many survivors have been sheltering at home with abusive partners, and the spread of COVID-19 has created housing, childcare, financial and other barriers that will continue to impact survivors’ safety long after the pandemic has ended.

During these uncertain times, it’s important to remind everyone that there are always resources available for you or someone you care about.

As incidents of domestic abuse continue to rise, National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) launched their #ISeeYou public service campaign and video to get the word out that help is available.  Supporting survivors of domestic abuse at this time has taken on a more urgent dimension, and NNEDV said they honor the tireless efforts of advocates, hotlines and programs across the country who are working every day to support survivors in need.

To reach the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan’s 24-Hour Help and Information Line, call (231) 347-0082 or (800) 275-1995.  Find additional information and resources online at www.wrcnm.org.

Check out these national resources:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474
Chat online at www.thehotline.org/help

LoveIsRespect.org
Text loveis (capitalization does not matter) to 22522

WomensLaw.org Legal Email Hotline
Email the hotline at hotline.womenslaw.org

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Call 1-800-656-4673
Chat online at hotline.rainn.org