The New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence is working together with our member programs and partners to address the safety, health, and well-being of survivors of domestic violence, and to ensure the safety and well-being of advocates continuing to provide domestic violence services across the state.
What has not changed is the commitment to serve survivors and their children.
We want to make sure that domestic violence providers, community partners, and survivors have all the tools to maintain a safe environment. This includes keeping up with accurate and up-to-date information. We strongly recommend you check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NJ COVID-19 Information Hub regularly for updates. Follow Deaf in Scrubs on Instagram and check out Public Health Insider for COVID-19 information and Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Update on domestic violence services:
- The statewide domestic violence hotline is available at 1-800-572-SAFE (7233), and can help direct survivors to the resources closest to them. The National Domestic Violence Hotline’s Deaf Videophone is available to assist Deaf survivors at 1-855-812-1001. You can also chat or text with an advocate by going to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, click on “Chat Now”; or text LOVEIS to 22522.
- Domestic violence organizations continue to provide services, however, some programming may be limited or offered remotely in order to ensure the safety of staff and clients.
- Programs have increased remote access for non-essential staff, and have asked staff to stay home if they exhibit any symptoms.
Resources from NJCEDV:
- Increasing Survivor Safety During COVID-19
- Deaf Advocacy Project (DAP) Vlog: Coronavirus Safety Plan
- Tips for Staying Healthy During the COVID-19 Crisis
- Updates from NJ Courts and Government Agencies
- Tips for Remote Counseling and Advocacy
- Wellness Tips During COVID- 19
- Facebook Live Discussion: Relationship De-Escalation During COVID-19
- Facebook Live Discussion: Safety Planning During COVID-19
- NNEDV Digital Services Toolkit in Response to COVID- 19
- Womens Law: Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID- 19
- Womens Law: Legal Video Resources for Advocates
- Resources for Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19
How you can help:
- Your support and donations are needed even more during this time. Locate your local domestic violence provider, and find out you can help. Support, in any amount, helps to offset increased costs.
- Consider donating eGift Cards to purchase items like cleaning supplies and other essentials, or services that help programs provide remote access to services for survivors and their children.
As we learn about any changes or updates to domestic violence services, we will continue to update this post as new information and resources become available.
Updated April 3, 2020, 7:00 am