UPDATE OF SAFELINE SERVICES:
We all are experiencing many changes due to COVID-19. We are also aware that with the added stress of this domestic violence and sexual assaults will continue. We have made a few changes within Safeline services...
* Our 24/7 Hotline will continue...1-800-639-7233
* If anyone needs to access our food shelf, Please call the Hotline 1-800-639-7233
* We will continue to assist with Relief from Abuse orders by phone only. Please call the hotline for assistance...1-800-639-7233
* We will continue to assist SANE nurses at the Emergency room, but by phone only.
The impact of Coronavirus Disease has spread rapidly around the world and we are all being asked to do our best to assist in halting its spread. We also know that some people are more vulnerable to the disease than others. We care about our community and we urge you to protect yourself and be supportive to others.
Here are some preventative options to consider during the COVID-19 outbreak:
· Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
· Avoid touching your face
· Stay home if you are sick, or if you have come into contact with someone sick
· Cover your coughs and sneezes with tissues or sleeves
· Use wipes to disinfect your work/living space
· Work from home if possible
Please feel free to call us 24/7: 1-800-639-7233
Safeline’s Hotline remains open. People impacted by domestic violence and sexual abuse can still access the support of an advocate when requesting a relief from abuse order, during a sexual abuse forensic interview, and for help accessing crucial resources. Safeline will provide remote advocacy as much as possible, using phone communication to connect with and support people who need help.
Safeline is committed to providing the best services possible for people in Orange and northern Winsor counties. We are carefully considering the advisories from the Vermont Department of Health and the CDC, and taking significant precautions to protect those we serve and our teams of staff members, volunteers and board members.
Safeline is working with other organizations in our community to coordinate efforts, plan for what lies ahead and get crucial resources to people who need it. Safeline knows that domestic violence and sexual abuse do not take a break at times like these. In fact, people impacted by violence and abuse are likely to experience additional stressors with closed schools, loss of work, and social isolation.
During this difficult time, our connections with each other are more important than ever. If you are experiencing domestic violence or sexual abuse, please call Safeline 24/7 at 1-800-NEW-SAFE (1-800-639-7233).