Nassau County police say they have seen a 10% increase in domestic violence cases so far this year compared to this time last year. Police say it may be a result of families being cooped up at home during the coronavirus crisis.
In response to the surge in cases, the county is partnering with The Safe Center to open a second domestic violence shelter in Nassau.
Cindy Scott, with the Long Island non-profit, says you can ask for help by calling them or visiting their website. If you can’t do that, there is another option.
“If you can reach out to a trusted family member or a friend, who can then reach out to us on your behalf, and we can give them guidance to give to you.”
If you need help, you can call the center’s 24/7 hotline: 516-542-0404.