When home isn’t safe: What the coronavirus pandemic means for domestic violence survivors

At least 196 million Americans have gotten the same message in recent days: As the coronavirus spreads, the safest place for them is at home. But for all too many, home is actually dangerous.

News Story (NATIONAL, Pennsylvania)

Anna North
Vox
March 26, 2020
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Tags: CoronaVirus, COVID-19, Domestic Violence

Organizations mentioned/involved: Philadelphia Legal Assistance


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At least 196 million Americans have gotten the same message in recent days: As the coronavirus spreads, the safest place for them is at home. But for all too many, home is actually dangerous. Every year, more than 10 million Americans experience domestic violence, and experts fear that the pandemic and the isolation necessary to combat it could drive those numbers even higher.