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National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 28, 2020

This month we observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and stand with survivors and advocates to raise our voices to support victims and stand together to raise awareness of domestic violence and available resources.

This year, as COVID-19 cases rose, schools closed, workers were furloughed, and stay-at-home orders were implemented. For many, this provided time to be with loved ones and shelter together in a safe environment. However, for some home is not a place of safety and instead they were trapped with their abusers.

Despite an expected increase in calls to the domestic violence hotline following the pandemic, the number of calls actually declined. This does not reflect a decrease in domestic violence cases, but rather an inability for victims to ask for help and connect with resources.

Domestic violence affects every gender, race, age, religion, culture, and socioeconomic background. It can be more than just punches and bruises – it can be yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, threats and isolation.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any type of abuse or intimate partner violence, know that you are not alone, it is not your fault and there is help available to you. Below are some resources available nationally and in Utah:

Hotlines

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Utah Domestic Violence LINKLine: 1-800-897-LINK (5465) (If LINKLine advocates are experiencing an increased call volume, calls will be forwarded to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.)
  • 24-Hour Rape & Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1-888-421-1100

Organizations

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 16, 2019

This October, we observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and reaffirm our commitment to break the cycle and ultimately bring about the end of domestic violence.

Domestic violence affects millions of people from every background, both men and women from every race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. It is not just punching and bruises. Domestic violence can be yelling, insulting, humiliation, isolation, and coercion. It can be gaslighting, stealing paychecks, and keeping tabs online.

Since 2000, about 42% of adult homicides in Utah were domestic violence related. Three out of four Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.

There is zero tolerance for domestic violence.

If you suspect or know of someone who suffers abuse, please immediately seek help by calling your local law enforcement or reach out to one of the organizations listed below or call the Utah Domestic Violence LINKLineat 1-800-897-5465 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If LINKLine advocates are experiencing an increased call volume, calls will be forwarded to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Sheroes United

You can find more information on resources available to your area in Utah below.

Utah Domestic Violence Help and Programs

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