people, helpline and domestic violence concept - close up of unhappy woman crying and calling on smartphone Domestic violence rates here in the Las Vegas valley has seen a steady increase during the pandemic. Adding to the problem, worries something that could help is not getting to victims. A call for help came
“Whenever the quarantine is eased or lifted or it goes on longer, we are going to see such a spike of domestic violence that we as an agency have to be ready to serve that,” Ortenburger said. https://www.ktnv.com/news/coronavirus/advocates-covid-19-crisis-worsening-domestic-abuse
“For a lot of victims the time they can actually collect themselves and reprieve is when their batterers go out to either be social or go to work,” said Liz Ortenburger, CEO for SafeNest. “So, with a stay at home order, the intensity of now which they have no break in their cycle of violence
“We are seeing what we would expect to see which is a rise in domestic violence. That plays out whenever there is a mass traumatic event. We saw it after 1 October, 911, and the Orlando night club shooting. When the community goes into trauma together, domestic violence is the first social negative wave after
Muchas personas podrían encontrarse en un mayor peligro durante el aislamiento social. https://www.telemundolasvegas.com/noticias/local/victimas-de-violencia-domestica-podrian-estar-en-peligro-tras-cierres-por-coronavirus/2063841/
A Las Vegas nonprofit said they’ve seen an increase in domestic violence in the valley amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Via Fox5 Vegas https://www.fox5vegas.com/coronavirus/safenest-sees-spike-in-domestic-violence-hotline-calls/article_5a317b12-6d88-11ea-882f-fb1ca858c208.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNHnL2soh8M&feature=youtu.be Via KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
https://news3lv.com/news/local/shelter-sees-increase-in-domestic-violence-calls-amid-coronavirus-outbreak SafeNest is a confidential domestic violence shelter in Las Vegas that is usually at capacity. With the traumatic times we are experiencing right now, their calls have increased and so has their space to help those who need it.