Providing Safe Shelter when Home is Not a Haven from Crisis
Around the world people are being told to stay home to help flatten the curve against the spread of Covid-19. But what happens if your home is not safe to shelter-in-place? According to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 123 victims lost their lives to domestic violence last year in Pennsylvania. How is COVID-19 and government recommendations to stay at home, impacting members of our community who are at risk? Representatives from Domestic Violence Services for Cumberland and Perry County, Safe Harbour, YWCA and the AMEND Program will talk about what their organizations and programs are doing to support survivors in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and what resources are available for individuals and families who are not safe (or at risk) at home.
This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues at Dickinson College.
COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic, domestic violence
Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence
Brode, Jason, Sonya Browne, Colleen Kinney, and Scott Shewell. "Providing Safe Shelter when Home is Not a Haven from Crisis." Ensemble video, 00:49:11. April 2, 2020.