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Domestic Violence In the News


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.

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.