COVID-19 may be a common enemy, but it doesn’t mean everyone is experiencing it the same way, especially those trapped at home with their abusers. Without question, the ripple effect of this pandemic has created an emergency, unlike anything I’ve ever seen in thirty years as a DV advocate and practitioner. While we may not know what the future holds for COVID-19 as America starts reopening to the worst economic crisis seen since the Great Depression, one thing is sure, the horrifying surge of domestic violence won’t let up anytime soon.
The additional problem is that without sufficient funds, centers will be increasingly forced to close their doors just when they are needed the most. For these reasons, Sharity set out to develop an easy way to communicate the impact of domestic violence and the value of services of domestic violence programming. This webinar gives step-by-step tips and tools to help any agency that serves survivors the ability to calculate local impact so stakeholders — and especially funders and government officials — to see how funding programs for survivors at this critical time provide an incredible return on investment.