One often-overlooked aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic is how it has made things even harder for those suffering from domestic violence. In fact, it is believed that domestic violence has increased during the pandemic, in part because more people are forced to spend all their time together at home. Despite the challenges created by COVID-19, OneEighty is still working to help people get the care they need.
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior where one intimate partner establishes control and “power” over the other. This doesn’t always include physical violence, but typically includes some level of fear and intimidation that can extend to emotional abuse, economic control, and threats. Intimidation and isolation are commonly used to keep victims from seeking help. Anyone can be impacted by sexual abuse and domestic violence, including same-sex relationships. Men can be victims, too.
Victims of domestic violence often feel like they don’t have anyone to turn to. Due to the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, you should call OneEighty if you are trapped in an abusive relationship. Our domestic violence and sexual assault hotline is available 24/7 at (330) 263-1020 or (800) 686-1122. As a primary service provider for individuals affected by these issues, OneEighty’s services include a domestic violence shelter and victim advocacy services.
Our Facilities — Julia’s Place
OneEighty offers emergency shelter for domestic violence victims and their children. At these facilities, victims have access to a comprehensive range of services, including counseling, housing assistance, life skills classes, and more. A safe, secure environment is essential for moving forward and escaping the cycle of abuse.
Escaping domestic violence can be challenging — but it is possible. Don’t let current circumstances keep you from seeking the support you need. Contact OneEighty today so you can get to a safer situation. OneEighty Main Office: 330.264.8498