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Domestic/Sexual Violence Services Available During COVID-19 Pandemic

MCADSV’s member organizations are available to help victims during the COVID-19 crisis.

Throughout Missouri, MCADSV member organizations that provide help to victims of domestic and sexual violence are committed to providing the best services to victims in their communities. You can find and connect to services in your area by searching our directory of domestic and sexual violence service providers.

What to expect when seeking services.

Hotlines, domestic violence programs, and rape crisis centers continue to provide services. People affected by domestic and sexual violence still can get access to the support of an advocate through a hotline call, during a sexual assault forensic exam, to seek a court-issued Order of Protection, and for help getting other crucial resources. Member organizations of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence are putting systems in place to be able to provide remote advocacy as much as possible, using phone, text, telehealth, video and other strategies to connect with and support people who need help.

Rape and abuse programs in Missouri are taking significant precautions to protect those they serve and their teams of staff members, volunteers, and Board members. They are carefully following the coronavirus health and safety advisories from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What if you are quarantined with your abuser?

Reach out for the help you need. We are here.

Law enforcement agencies are continuing to respond to calls — dial 911 if you need immediate help. If it is safe to do so, contact your local domestic and sexual violence program for support and help in forming a safety plan. You also can talk to an advocate when you call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or live chat at www.thehotline.org.

How you can help.

Ask what is needed at your local domestic and sexual violence program. Contact them for more information about how they are responding, what help they need, and continue to refer people affected by domestic and/or sexual violence to call the local hotline.

MCADSV staff are available while we work remotely.

Our staff are working remotely and available during normal business hours, M-F from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our office phones are set for call forwarding in order for you to be able to continue to reach our staff; you can continue to use our office number, (888) 666-1911. MCADSV has closed its physical office as of the close of business Monday, March 16. We will continue to monitor the advice of state and national public health leaders, and assess our decision to re-open on a weekly basis. All in-person meetings and training at the MCADSV Training Center have been suspended through the end of June.

We’re in this together— thank you for your support and patience as we all work together to protect the health and well-being of Missourians.

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