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New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Commends Governor Sununu for Protecting the Rights and Safety of Victims During the COVID-19 Crisis
April 1, 2020
Contact: Amanda Grady Sexton (603) 548-9377
The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is grateful to Governor Sununu for authorizing the Emergency Protections and Relief Funds for Domestic and Sexual Violence Organizations.
“This critical relief recognizes the severe impact that the COVID-19 crisis has on survivors of domestic and sexual violence in New Hampshire. Domestic violence victims are under intense pressure at this time due to stay at home requirements, severe isolation, and the financial impact of this pandemic. Through this potentially life-saving Executive Order, survivors will be safer from violence and abuse,” said Amanda Grady Sexton, Director of Public Affairs for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
This order provides emergency funds to help shelter victims, support their immediate needs, and provide critical funding to maintain crisis centers’ operations in order to stay open and meet the needs of victims.
On behalf of the Coalition’s 13 member programs, we thank Governor Sununu for this swift and bold action. Through this order, New Hampshire can continue to support the needs of survivors of abuse during this unprecedented time.
If you or a loved one are experiencing violence or abuse you are not alone and there is help. Advocates are available to provide support, information and create a plan for safety. Services are free and confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To learn more visit nhcadsv.org.
CONFIDENTIAL STATEWIDE HOTLINES
24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline:
24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline:
About the Coalition:
NHCADSV is a statewide network of 13 independent member programs committed to ending sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking, through direct services to victims, community education, and public policy advocacy. The NHCADSV and its 13 member programs do not discriminate based on gender, age, health status (including HIV-positive), physical, mental, or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status, or religious or political affiliation. For more information visit www.nhcadsv.org.