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MCADV Response to COVID-19

MCADV Response to COVID-19

Dear Community Partners and Friends,

We have all been experiencing an abundance of information regarding COVID-19. MCADV knows that violence takes no break, even at times like these. In fact, some families will experience an elevated level of stress due to absences from work, school closings, and the realities of this illness. We have carefully considered the advisories coming out of the CDC, Mississippi Department of Health, and other partners. For that reason, MCADV is closing its physical office beginning Wednesday, March 18th through Tuesday, March 31st, dialing back our physical presence and working remotely.

The COVID-19 crisis is likely to impact our lives and our communities for the unforeseeable future. Domestic violence programs are bracing for more reports of domestic violence and more victims reaching out for help and support. As domestic violence and sexual assault programs across our state respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in their local communities, we will be sharing resources to help everyone stay informed and connected.

If support is needed at any time, representatives with thehotline.org are available 24/7/365. They can be reached by calling 1-800-799-7233 or texting “LOVEIS” to 22522. To access information about our shelter programs throughout the state, click here.

Helpful Links:

The President’s Coronavirus Guideline for America — 15 Days to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice for the Public

Information on Covid-19 and Pregnant Women and Children

Mississippi State Department of Health, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Preventing & Managing the Spread of COVID-19 Within Domestic Violence Programs

In Solidarity,

Wendy Mahoney
Executive Director

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