Connections: Raising awareness of domestic violence during the pandemic
Local organizations that help survivors of domestic violence say they've seen an increase in calls for service since the pandemic began. Staff members at RESOLVE say they've seen a 40 percent increase in services as clients have been quarantined or isolated in close quarters with abusive partners.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This hour, our guests discuss how to help people suffering from domestic or intimate partner violence, especially during the pandemic. Our guests:
- Mary Whittier, interim CEO of RESOLVE
- Amy Loblaw, therapist and community educator for RESOLVE
- Molly, survivor of intimate partner violence, and recipient of RESOLVE services
- Meaghan de Chateauvieux, president and CEO of Willow Domestic Violence Center