Phoenix Domestic Violence Calls On The Rise, But Help Is Still Available During Pandemic
Stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of coronavirus are likely putting abusers and victims closer together.
Phoenix reports domestic violence calls in the first two weeks of April were up 15% over last year.
But help is still available for victims of domestic violence, even during the pandemic.
The city of Phoenix, Phoenix Police Department and Arizona Coalition to end Sexual and Domestic Violence have a new initiative called Domestic Violence Help! The goal is to connect victims of domestic violence to resources.
Members of the City Council are appearing in a new series of public service announcements in English and Spanish.
Domestic Violence Resources
- The Family Advocacy Center: 602-534-2120, 2120 N Central Ave. 2nd Floor, Phoenix.
- Domestic Violence Help!: Phoenix.gov/DomesticViolence.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233).
- Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence .