Update: NCCADV Night of Safety Fund - April 23, 2020
The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) has launched the ‘A Night of Safety’ Fund to address the surging cost of providing shelter to survivors caused by COVID19. The organization is seeking community support to raise $25,000 to pay for Coronavirus-related costs which include purchasing hotel rooms and prepaid cell phones to provide safety while social distancing.
This emerging health crisis continues to disrupt the daily lives of individuals living with abusive partners. These disruptions have catastrophic consequences, including increasing tensions at home, decreasing privacy and personal space, increasing opportunities for manipulation, and decreasing opportunities to connect with loved ones face-to-face. Despite the efforts of NCCADV and Domestic Violence Service Providers across the state, there is no doubt that for many survivors, the situation is dire.
The requirements of social distancing and isolation by family unit have further disrupted the ability of NCCADV and partner organizations to provide safe housing for those seeking shelter. These advocates are increasingly turning to commercial hotel resources to provide the safe shelter that is so critically needed while following best practices recommended by the medical community.
Visit our Night of Safety page to support the fund and learn more. More information about how to access these funds will be coming soon.