These are challenging times as our community – and communities across the country and the world – face the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
Just like you are doing in your homes, with your families, at workplaces and schools, Women In Distress is taking special precautions and taking guidance from the Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local, state and federal governments.
We have provided information to all staff and participants as to the cleaning and health precautions they need to take. Continual cleaning of hard surfaces, vigilant hand washing, being aware of the symptoms of the virus, limiting travel especially to embargoed countries overseas, seeking medical advice if you think you may have been exposed to the virus or have symptoms such as high fever, coughing and trouble breathing – these are common sense steps that all of us can take.
We are in close contact with Broward County Human Services division, other human service providers and other certified domestic violence centers around the state.
Broward County officials remind us that the Department of Health is the authority on this public health crisis. The 24-hour hotline for the Department of Health is 954-412-7300 if you have questions.
At this time, all the programs and services provided to survivors of domestic violence — women, men and children – are in full operation. As a reminder, if you or someone you know is in an abusive situation needing help, our 24/7 Crisis Line number is 954-761-1131.
We thank you for your support and especially at times like these that we need to pull together and take care of those most vulnerable among us.
President and CEO