What if you have to stay home to work or go to work, but you want to flee? And to where?

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During this crisis-ridden year, when fear is all around and there’s not enough money, worries are rising about domestic abuse in a frightening time.

In a story this week in  Colorado Independent, managing editor and writer Tina Griego, has laid it out with information from across the state. And it isn’t pretty, as this paragraph notes:

“Across the state, nonprofits that serve victims of domestic violence are working overtime, stretching budgets to breaking points to prepare for an anticipated wave of women and children — and nearly all will be women and children — afraid and in danger. Even in the best of times, Colorado does not have enough shelter beds for victims. From 2014 through 2018, the last year for which data is available, an average of about 10,000 requests (not unique individuals) for shelter by domestic violence victims could not be met, according to the state’s Domestic Violence Program’s annual reports and Violence Free Colorado.”

I have known people who were able to flee from domestic violence or domestic abuse. But now, when we seem to be feeling like we are in a free-fall, profesionals afraid of how this is going to turn out in terms of relationships go more than bad.

Below are three links. The first leads to the story in the Colorado Independent, then Vox and The New York Times.

https://www.coloradoindependent.com/2020/03/24/domestic-violence-coronavirus-social-isolation/

https://www.vox.com/2020/3/26/21193814/coronavirus-domestic-violence-shelters-covid-19-abuse

 

 

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