Stay-at-home order poses special problems for victims of abuse

The state’s shelter-in-place order has people staying in their homes. But for some, that means they’re trapped at home with a domestic abuser. Calls to crisis hotlines have dropped recently, even though domestic abuse exponentially increases during times of crisis, according to the experts. The state has several websites and hotlines for victims to call, and shelters are open for anyone who needs help during this time.