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COVID-19: Coping with Violence and Abuse

A student resource guide to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sexual and Domestic Violence & Abuse

If you are isolated or quarantined with people who you do not feel safe with, or you are worried about someone who might be, consider utilizing these local and national resources for sexual and domestic violence or abuse (e.g. child, people with disabilities, or older adults). Being isolated can also be challenging for survivors of abuse, even if you are physically safe now. These resources are for all survivors and people who are supporting survivors. 


The people who answer your call/text are trained to help with safety planning, how you are feeling, and what you might want to do next. Your communication with these certified counselors is confidential (e.g. they won’t tell others what you share with them). However, these counselors are also mandated reporters (e.g. they may need to share something you tell them with others to keep you or someone else safe). You can begin your call with asking, “Can you explain your mandated reporter responsibilities to me?”


National Sexual Assault Hotline (national resource)



National Domestic Violence Hotline (if someone close to you is hurting you: physically or emotionally)


  • 24/7 hotline: 1-800-799-7233  or  TTY:  1-800-787-3224
  • Chat online: 
  • Text:  begin by texting LOVEIS to 22522


National Child Abuse Hotline