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Stay Safe At Home: 5% of All Carrier Sales Donated to Victims of Domestic Violence In The Month of May.
As we’re being told to stay home to keep ourselves safe and healthy, there are some people in our community where home is not a safe place. Women ages 18-34 generally experience the highest rates of intimate partner violence. For the month of May, we wanted to highlight the issue of relationship and sexual violence in the time of COVID-19 and support a local organization that is provided necessary services and a safe shelter for victims. All month long 5% of the carrier sales made on babytula.com will be going to the Center for Community Solutions.
Center for Community Solutions Mission
It is the mission of the Center for Community Solutions to end relationship and sexual violence by being a catalyst for caring communities and social justice.
For individuals living in San Diego County who may be at risk for violence or in need of support, CCS operates a free, confidential, bilingual crisis hotline that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please reach out to 888.385.4657 to speak directly with a caring advocate. More information about services is available online at: www.ccssd.org.
You can also reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit their website at thehotline.org.
Every day, thousands of individuals across the country are impacted by intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Unfortunately, these offenses do not stop because of COVID-19. With stay-at-home orders in effect, there has been a nationwide spike in domestic violence cases. Over the last month, Center for Community Solutions (CCS) — a local nonprofit that provides shelters and resources to survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault —has experienced an increase in sexual abuse reports to their crisis hotline as a result of escalated domestic violence situations.
Currently, CCS’ three shelters and 24-hour hotline remain operating at full capacity, while CCS advocates, counselors, and legal staff have adapted virtual methods of communication to continue providing crucial support to clients, such as attending video conference hearings for restraining orders. For some survivors, the onset of a pandemic and stay-at-home orders disrupted their sense of safety. In order to help survivors re-stabilize, the agency is expanding services to include access to food and transportation, as well as assisting clients in finding temporary or permanent employment.