The Show on KJZZ

Phoenix Domestic Violence Calls On The Rise, But Help Is Still Available During Pandemic

By Katherine Davis-Young
Published: Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 7:05am

Audio icon Download mp3 (705.6 KB)

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

Domestic Violence Help! resources
City of Phoenix
Domestic Violence Help! Is a community initiative designed to share hotline and website information so victims of domestic abuse can move forward as survivors.

→ Read The Latest News On The Coronavirus Disease 


One Source, My Connection!