Here are several resources for those who have experienced domestic violence. These resources were collected by our community partners and vetted by CUIMC Columbia Students.
Staying Safe During Covid-19: The National Domestic Violence Hotline has information on how COVID-19 impacts intimate partner violence survivors and how to create a safety plan. You can also call them at 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY 24/7. If you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522
General Information: Information on COVID-19 for survivors, communities, and DV/SA Programs.
Violence Intervention Program: CancerCare’s mission is to “provide free emotional and practical support for people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones, and the bereaved.” This resource provides phone and web-based counseling and support groups, a telephone hotline, free online resources, and financial assistance programs. You can search the website by cancer diagnosis or topic.
Hotline, SafeChat, Open Domestic Violence Shelters: You can speak with an advocate and call Safe Horizon’s 24-hour hotline at 1-800-621-HOPE (4673). You can also chat with an advocate at https://www.safehorizon.org/safechat/.
Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19: A list of frequently asked questions involving courts and COVID-19.
Options For Workers Who Are Survivors: This guide outlines options for workers who are survivors and questions to ask your employer. The guide also has financial information.