Survivors of domestic violence are facing greater challenges than ever before, including increased risk of abuse, increased isolation and difficulty escaping danger. Many are also experiencing loss of wages and the inability to meet their family’s basic needs. We are moved to see conversations about domestic violence, these challenges, and the organizations that meet survivors’ needs appear in the news. To learn more about why survivors are considered at greater risk during COVID-19, check out the articles below.
- “Coronavirus Putting Domestic Violence Victims at Increased Risk” -Audrey Cooney
- “Global Lockdowns Resulting in ‘Horrifying Surge’ in Domestic Violence, U.N. Warns” – Scott Neuman, NPR
- “Home is Not a Safe Place for Everyone” -Melissa Jeltsen, HuffPost
- “In Her Words: Violence in Lockdown” -Alisha Haridasani Gupta & Aviva Stahl, New Youth Times
- “Police See Rise in Domestic Violence Calls Amid Coronavirus Lockdown” -Tyler Kingkade, NBC News
- “When Home Isn’t The Safest Place to Be” -Rene Graham, The Boston Globe
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of news sources.While many articles focus on violence against women and girls, we know that domestic violence impacts everyone. The Second Step remains open for all survivors of domestic violence in Greater Boston and MetroWest.
As information on COVID-19 changes rapidly, we are committed to sharing accurate and helpful information with our community. Some of the information highlighted in these articles may have changed from the time of publication. For the latest information on COVID-19, please visit The CDC’s website.