Resources for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 23, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted the financial, mental, and physical health of many Americans, and led to a disconnect from community support systems and resources.  The stress from these conditions can lead to increased violence- even in families where it did not exist before, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). For communities looking for ways to safely assist survivors experiencing or at risk of homelessness, these resources from our partners offer support:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a comprehensive list of intimate partner violence resources.

Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health provides a page of resources and a helpline for people in a domestic violence relationship.

Family Youth and Services Bureau offers several resources for youth, women, and people of color at the national, tribal, state, and local government level.

SAMHSA offers several resources throughout its website including:

Considerations around Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse During COVID-19 which shares data and resources to help communities thoughtfully support survivors.

Addiction Recovery and Intimate Violence a one hour self-paced course based on industry awareness about Intimate Partner Violence.

“Intersection of Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence and Addiction” a webinar focused on the Hispanic and Latino community.

Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence a quick guide tailored for clinicians.

Supporting Survivors’ Access to Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services During the COVID-19 Emergency which focuses on survivors needs related to mental health and substance use.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services outlines options and protections for immigrants experiencing spousal, child, or parental domestic violence.

USICH hosts a blog on Strengthening Housing Outcomes for Domestic Violence Survivors .

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