Coping With COVID: Circle

“Isolation is a major tactic for abusers – isolating the person that they are abusing … Isolation is a key factor in maintaining control over a person.”


We speak with Diane Kinney, Co-Director of Circle, a nonprofit that serves victims & survivors of intimate partner violence, about how the organization is coping during the COVID-19 crisis and why the number of domestic violence cases have been rising.


“The level of violence has been going up in the last three years … because violence is okay now. With our current folks in the White House, being mean to people, calling people names, being misogynistic, being violent is really just fine. So, what we see is that abusive people who may have hid it before, don’t hide it anymore.”

IF YOU NEED HELP

  • Call Circle’s 24-Hour Confidential Hotline 1-877-543-9498 or email them: info@circlevt.org

HOW YOU CAN HELP FURTHER CIRCLE’S MISSION

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