POTENTIAL FOR COVID-19 TO INCREASE RISK TO WOMEN AND GIRLS
Locally based Domestic Violence program, YWCA Monterey County, ussues warning based on figures from police reports, women’s organizations and newspapers in China at the start of the outbreak that domestic violence tripled during the outbreak.
“Here in Monterey County we are preparing for a possible increase in teh number of clients we server through increasing safety measures in our shelter while being mindful of the health and wellbeing of our staff. Close working relationships with law enforcement, the courts and other sectors are even more crucial at this time and we are fortunate to have a long-established network of co-responders in the county. Our Crisis Line is staffed 24/7; is is 831-757-1001″ said Christine Duncan, CEO YWCA Monterey County.
Christine Duncan, MSW
YWCA Monterey County has served the Monterey region for over 50 years, providing shelter and wrap around services for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Services include individual, family and child therapy, legal assistance and transitional housing assistance in addition to basic shelter, food and transportation. YWCA-MC also provides preventative educational and outreach programs and training for community responders.