Domestic Violence

With COVID-19 has come concern from around the country about the potential increase in domestic violence. Quarantine and social isolation have led to more time at home, and rising fears of illness, job loss, etc., have increased the stress and tension in many homes. From the National Domestic Violence Hotline, below is a list of common warning signs of an abusive or unhealthy relationship. Even one or two of these behaviors in a relationship can be a red flag. As the state is opening back up it may be easier to access help if you have been in a relationship with someone who… 

  • Tells you that you can never do anything right
  • Shows extreme jealousy of your friends and time spent away
  • Keeps you or discourages you from seeing friends or family members
  • Insults, demeans or shames you with put-downs
  • Controls every penny spent in the household
  • Takes your money or refuses to give you money for necessary expenses
  • Looks at you or acts in ways that scare you
  • Controls who you see, where you go, or what you do
  • Prevents you from making your own decisions
  • Tells you that you are a bad parent or threatens to harm or take away your children
  • Prevents you from working or attending school
  • Destroys your property or threatens to hurt or kill your pets
  • Intimidates you with guns, knives or other weapons
  • Pressures you to have sex when you don’t want to or do things sexually you’re not comfortable with
  • Pressures you to use drugs or alcohol

Call, text, or visit the websites of these services to learn more. Support is available in English and Spanish. And remember to call 911 if you, or someone you know, is in danger or in need of immediate assistance.

Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence HelplineCall: (602) 279-2900 or (800) 782-6400 (available Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm)
National Domestic Violence HotlineCall: (800) 799-SAFE (7233) (available 24/7)
Text: LOVEIS to 22522
 Fresh Start Women’s FoundationCall: (602) 252-8494 (available Mon-Thu 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm)
ChrysalisCall: (602) 944-4999 (available 24/7)
More resources in your areaVisit: Domestic Violence Contracts Directory

The next update will cover resources for COVID-19 and outdoor recreation. If you would like to learn more about this and other topics related to COVID-19 in Arizona, please complete next week’s AZCOVIDTXT survey that you will receive via text in about a week.

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