Understanding Abuse and How to Support Survivors during COVID-19

Staying at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19 has created a new reality for all of us. For survivors of domestic violence, this new reality may be especially dangerous. We know that social distancing is creating an influx of abusive experiences for many survivors and we are committed to supporting them throughout this pandemic and during the challenging times that are ahead of us. 

Although we may be physically distant from one another, there are still ways to support survivors and to check in with the people in your life. REACH’s Director of Prevention Programs, Jessica Teperow, took some time to explain what abuse is and how you can support survivors during these unprecedented times. Check out the video here and remember, if you need us, we are here. Call us 24/7 at 800-899-4000 or email us at info@reachma.org.