Family | With Americans stuck at home, some are forced to quarantine with their abusers
by Mary Jackson
Posted 4/17/20, 04:58 pm
The president of FOCUS Ministries, a Christian nonprofit for victims and survivors of domestic violence, grew concerned when the organization’s phone lines went silent in the days following various statewide orders to stay at home due to COVID-19. “We know from past experience that [victims] are often not OK. … They may be afraid to reach out,” Paula Silva said.