April 2020

With surge in domestic violence during pandemic, SWPA Says No More calls on community to seek help for victims

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“Stress does not cause domestic violence. But when someone is already controlling their partner, added stress – like losing a job or worrying about bills – can escalate emotional or verbal abuse into physical and sexual violence,” says Kristy Trautmann, executive director of FISA Foundation. If you’re worried that someone is unsafe, you can call a local hotline for help and advice about what you can do safely to help. It’s important to consult with experts to develop a plan that won’t make the situation worse. Free, confidential support is available 24/7. For a full listing of agencies serving the 10-county area, visit:  https://southwestpasaysnomore.org/help/. Read More >