During this difficult time, NAM's Family Violence Center hotline continues to answer calls 24/7. Sadly, the calls continue to escalate as Harris County's "Stay Home, Work Safe" order remains in place. According to an article in Community Impact, "officials said the combination of encouraged isolation, coronavirus-related financial stressors, and limited shelter space as a result of social distancing has created an ideal environment for escalated domestic violence."
Sheryl Johnson, Director of NAM's Family Violence Center, spoke to Community Impact about the effects of staying home has had on relationships and domestic violence. Click here to read more.
To anyone suffering from domestic abuse - there is help. Call NAM's 24-hour hotline at (281) 885-4673 or toll free at (888) 750-4673. There will always be someone on the other end to answer and offer hope.