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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:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.