PBS recently put out an article/video about what sheltering from home might be like for a victim still living with an abuser. You can click here to watch.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
“What we know is that oftentimes abusive partners will leverage something happening in society as a further means to isolate, create fear, intimidate or coerce a victim. We have already started to hear stories from survivors who are reaching out to the hot line who are indicating that their abusive partner has indicated that they can’t go to work, they can’t see family, they can’t see friends, as a means to what they feel is further isolate them, and leveraging COVID-19 as a means to do that.”
Please take great care of yourselves!