Domestic Violence Puts Adults and Children At Risk During Pandemic
Increased Risk From Violence Unacceptable
Guelph / Wellington, Ontario - During this pandemic, many children are at risk. Those who were vulnerable before are more vulnerable now because of physical isolation.
In many communities there have been fewer referral calls to Family and Children's Services and at the same time police are seeing an increase in calls related to domestic violence.
We know that most parents are doing the best they can for their children, but in times of high anxiety and financial stress, they may become overwhelmed. Right now, children are not in classrooms or daycares where teachers or caregivers might notice things that worry them.
So many community partners, are reaching out to community members to watch out for concerns or signs happening around especially now during this difficult time.
Even during this pandemic you can help by:
If you are a victim of domestic violence, or know someone who may be, please call 911 or the Guelph Police Service Non-emergency number: 1-866-513-8062 Or 519-824-1212
Guelph Wellington Women In Crisis Centre 24-hour Crisis Line 519-836-5710 or 1-800- 265-7233 - support and information. Fax: 519-836-1979. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - If in danger call 911.