COVID-19 updates — abuse & family violence

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If you're afraid of your partner, being confined at home during COVID-19 can be very scary. Even if your partner has never been violent, there are many ways they can be abusive. Any kind of abuse is harmful, and some kinds are a crime.

Often, the abuser blames the abuse on the victim. But abuse is the abuser's fault. Abuse against you isn't your fault.

There are organizations that can help you during COVID-19. And there is information on this website for you, and free publications you can order if it's safe for you to do so.

See these pages for more about what you can do during COVID-19:

Protection orders during COVID-19

Questions and Answers about family violence