News Story (NATIONAL, Pennsylvania)
March 26, 2020
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Tags: CoronaVirus, COVID-19, Domestic Violence
Organizations mentioned/involved: Philadelphia Legal Assistance
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.