How can you help mitigate the risk of domestic abuse in your community during COVID-19?
There are many opportunities for community members to take action against increasing domestic abuse trends in St. John’s and surrounding areas, while continuing to socially distance.The Reality of Community Organization's Working Relationships
Community organizations work together to fill in the gaps and cover needs that aren’t currently being met within society, often relying on one another to do so. We are not competition; we are partners. We may help different subsets of the population or provide different kinds of support, but in the end, we are all working towards the same goal: Ensuring Newfoundland and Labrador is the best it can be, and that the people within the province are safe, happy, and healthy.
Local shelters utilize food banks, mental health support and employment services, amongst other community programs, to help those fleeing from violence get back on their feet, or to help an abuser find their way back to the right path. This is just one of many examples as to how different organizations work together to help an individual.
By supporting these community organizations, you are doing your part to mitigate the risk of domestic abuse in Newfoundland and Labrador during COVID-19.
Here are four simple ways to empower community organizations that help domestic abuse survivors during COVID-19.
1) Donate Money
Most organizations still accept online donations. Your generous donation is needed now, more than ever before. Your donation goes to good use, and no amount of money is too small, or too large. Donating to charitable organizations will also help your with your personal tax relief.
2) Donate Items
Learn about which organizations are still accepting in-kind donations.
There are still ways to volunteer, while continuing to socially distance! For example, all of the information you find on these Unsafe at Home pages were made by a volunteer! How can you make an impact? By using your own particular skillsets towards the cause, or just by being yourself, and being there for somebody.
Many local businesses owners are giving a portion of their proceeds to community organizations who help people flee domestic abuse in Newfoundland and Labrador. Find out which businesses are doing it, so you can support a local business and community organization at the same time!
If your organization requires an in-kind donation, volunteers, or you’re selling items where proceeds go back to a non-profit, please let us know and we will add you to our list.