With more states issuing shelter-in-place orders in response to the pandemic, people experiencing domestic violence can find themselves in uncomfortable and even dangerous situations. For many people, home is the least safe place to be.
On this episode, we talk to Shannon Barry, executive director at Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS), and Ryan Poe-Gavlinski, director of UW’s VOCA Restraining Order Clinic, to learn more about the unique challenges domestic abuse victims are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resources available to those seeking help.
If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic abuse, you can call the DAIS 24-hour help line at 608-251-4445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover photo by _Mxsh_ on Unsplash