The City of Hartford and Internal House remind victims of domestic abuse that resources are available to them if they need help.
Experts have expressed concern that strains of the coronavirus pandemic could lead to more frequent or more intense incidents of domestic violence.
Interval House has a 24/7 bilingual crisis hotline operated through CT Safe Connect. You can reach that direct line at 888-774-2900.
Hartford residents are encouraged to consult with anyone in their circle who may be at risk of domestic abuse.
"The coronavirus pandemic is affecting our community in many ways, and we are very concerned that the isolation of social estrangement combined with economic harm and uncertainty may put victims of domestic violence at greater risk," said Mayor Luke Bronin in a statement. "We want all of our residents to know that support and intervention services like Interval House are fully available to them, and our Police Department continues to work hand in hand with advocates of domestic violence."
Other resources include the National Domestic Violence Hotline available at 1-800-799-7233, text LOVEIS to 22522, or their online chat line available here. There is also an Anti-Violence Project hotline available for LGBTQ + people at 212-714-114.