As with many social-service agencies and businesses, we find ourselves operating under a new normal due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
While we are all practicing social distancing, finding new ways to spend our time, and doing our best to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities safe, the need for services and support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence continues. Everything feels different right now and we don’t know when things will go back to normal. So in the meantime, we want you to know that we are here.
If you are feeling alone or unsafe, you can call us 24/7 at 815-756-5228.
We can’t meet together, which is an incredible disappointment, especially as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April) approaches, but we can still all stand together against sexual violence and stand together for survivors. We’ll be posting more on this blog with reviews of books, shows, and podcasts. We’ll be sharing lots of information, quizzes, and live videos on our social media channels (Facebook: @safepassagedvsa; Instagram: @safe_passage_dekalb; Twitter: @Safe_PassageDV). We’ll have contests, story time, and so much more. Keep up to date with us and please interact with us! We’d love to see your comments, discussion, and recommendations!
We want survivors everywhere to feel blanketed in love and support during this crisis. This is a difficult time for everyone and the best thing we can all do is help one another. Be a voice of support for survivors. Reach out for help, if you need it. If you don’t, reach out to those who do! We may be apart but we are not alone!