NBC News: It’s hard to flee from your domestic abuser during a coronavirus lockdown

NBC News: It’s hard to flee from your domestic abuser during a coronavirus lockdown. “Thirty-five local domestic violence organizations in 19 states shared with NBC News how their work has changed since the start of the crisis. Most saw major disruptions in requests for services. Hotline calls became shorter and callers more frantic. In some areas, calls more than doubled, in others, lines went eerily silent as victims trapped at home with abusers had limited privacy to call. Several providers said that while reports of abuse went down under their local stay-at-home orders, those that did come in described more violent incidents.”