Survivors and advocates across the country still need your advocacy. Please join the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and our partners for a Day of Action TODAY to tell Congress to take immediate action to help survivors during the COVID-19 crisis.
Since March, we have called upon you to tell Congress about the devastating impact and unique needs survivors have as a result of COVID-19. The pandemic has exacerbated already existing housing, childcare, and financial barriers to survivor safety. Congress must take swift action - survivors are at a heightened risk and urgently need resources to be safe.
While past COVID-19 relief bills have provided some funding to domestic violence programs, COVID-19 has caused a devastating increase in incidents of domestic violence and demand for services has skyrocketed across the country. Survivors and advocates need a relief package that includes funding for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, including organizations serving survivors in Communities of Color who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. This package must also include increased deposits into the Crime Victims Fund, as well as critical funding for emergency shelter services and sexual assault programs. Additionally, the next relief package should protect immigrant survivors and include economic supports and better policies for unemployed, underemployed, and low-income families.