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Rise's Response to COVID-19 - (3/20/2020)

We made the difficult decision to temporarily close our shelter. This decision was made to protect our staff and their families, especially those of whom are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19. We will continue to provide our other services: 24-hour hotline, advocacy by telephone/text/email, and therapeutic counseling by telephone. We will also still be able to provide referrals for safe housing for victims in need.

This is an unprecedented time in our 40+ year history. Our shelter staff are accustomed to assisting residents despite blizzards, flooding or other emergencies. We are proud to be able to support our staff's commitment by continuing to pay them full-time, despite their reduced work hours.

We thank the community for their support in this challenging time. We know how much generosity and caring our community is capable of in normal times, and also that Broome has successfully gotten through plenty of hard times. We are all in this together, and together we can flatten the curve.

We are still committed to our mission of assisting families threatened by domestic violence, though our services have changed slightly in response to the novel coronavirus. If you are in need of assistance, please contact our 24-hour hotline at 607-754-4340.

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What is domestic violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive behavior. This pattern can include abuse of various sorts of one family member by another including:

Perpetrators of domestic violence have a goal to establish and maintain power and control over their partners and/or other family members.

This violence affects people in every racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic group and includes people of all ages who have lived together or who have had an intimate relationship.

Domestic violence often escalates in severity and frequency over time and can have serious health and psychological ramifications.

How can you learn more?

Representatives from Rise are available to speak to community organizations about domestic violence and our services.

For more information, call 6O7.748.7453.

For additional information: www.opdv.ny.gov/whatisdv