Sheltering in Place When Home Isn’t Safe

“For many, home is not a safe place. It is where their abuser resides and is the place where abuse happens. As COVID-19 has many of us restricted to our homes, women who are victims of domestic abuse are more vulnerable than ever.[1] The temporary reprieves these women normally have like going to work, Bible study, or errands are no more. All the while, the rising stresses of living in a COVID-19 world increase tensions in the home. And, as many who work with abuse victims feared, there has been a global rise in calls to domestic abuse hotlines.”