SafeNest sets micro-school helps kids with classwork

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.

Department of Justice announces $7M initiative to curb Nevada’s domestic violence

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

Advocates say pandemic adds ‘multiple levels of scary’ to domestic violence situations

Metro Police have reported a 12 percent spike in domestic violence calls since the pandemic jolted normal routines and shuttered schools and many businesses. But domestic violence agencies across the state fear that’s just the beginning.