Help provide services for survivors of abuse and violence during COVID-19
For more than four decades, in light of challenges like the aftermath of 9/11 or Hurricane Sandy, Safe Horizon has provided safety, support, connection, and hope to people impacted by violence and abuse as they face the darkest moments in their life. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis is no different.
Your generous donations support Safe Horizon’s essential services for abuse survivors during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and beyond.
How Violence and Abuse Survivors Get Help During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) through Safe Horizon
- During COVID-19 our lifelines are open 24/7 for survivors of violence and abuse. Survivors can call one of our three hotlines: domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, and all other crimes.
- Domestic violence residents receive contact-free deliveries and have weekly check-ins with staff. If they have children, we coordinate technology needs for optimal remote education.
- Homeless young people receive essentials such as food and personal care items contact-free services at Streetwork Project’s drop-in center. Those at the overnight shelter are distanced to ensure safety from Coronavirus.
- Children who experience sexual or severe physical abuse are still able to receive lifesaving trauma-informed services at our five Child Advocacy Centers.
- Clients can get help from staff who work remotely at many other programs. Our emergency page continues to provide real-time updates of site closures or reduced services as they occur: https://www.safehorizon.org/emergency/
If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911. To speak with an advocate, call our 24-hour hotline at 1-800-621-HOPE (4673).