SafeNest is helping domestic violence victims during the coronavirus pandemic. https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/a-southern-nevada-nonprofit-is-helping-domestic-violence-victims-during-the-pandemic/video_2e9286a7-ce80-5838-858a-44d3d49b0019.html?fbclid=IwAR0o8nqGARGNouwY8AyR4VR7zeUYgnp2wJ35rAP8_D4tWgj3KF2cL_mh7Ww
Nevada has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the country. Since lockdown began, rates have been rising. Local nonprofits and advocates have been working hard to protect victims during the lockdown, but they are facing decreasing funding resources. We discuss both short and long-term solutions to address domestic violence in the valley.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, call centers and shelters are busier than ever. SafeNest CEO Liz Ortenburger said calls into their hotline are up from about 50 calls a month to 500 since the start of the pandemic. https://news3lv.com/news/local/domestic-violence-call-volume-rises-homicides-are-going-down-amid-pandemic
With few optimal schooling options available during a global pandemic, SafeNest has created a microschool for the 18 kids currently in their care. https://www.ktnv.com/news/safenest-domestic-violence-shelter-establishes-microschool-for-children-of-abused-mothers
SafeNest provides shelter and resources to help domestic violence survivors, and with the pandemic, kids at the shelter who are already dealing with trauma in their daily lives now have new stresses with learning online. The non-profit has put together a micro-school to help the students both in and out of the classroom. https://news3lv.com/news/local/theyre-overcoming-immense-trauma-safenest-sets-micro-school-helps-kids-with-classwork
Genese Jones-Torrence who is the vice president of Crisis Services for SafeNest said they have experienced a 21% increase to the hotline phone number since the COVID-19 pandemic started. She said the pandemic has presented new challenges for victims. Law enforcement agencies say a $7M federal grant will allow them to target the most serious
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