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Low-income survivors need our support now more than ever

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Low-income survivors need our support now more than ever

Help Survivors Impacted by COVID-19

The current pandemic is impacting communities all over the world. As fear, uncertainty and tensions rise every day, survivors experiencing domestic violence are left feeling more vulnerable to abuse and control, isolated from the people and the resources that could help them.

While communities shelter in place, domestic violence reports are rising (see recent article by the New York Times). Survivors who are sheltering in place may be left alone with their abuser, unable to escape by going to work or visiting friends and family. As the healthcare systems become overloaded, survivors may also find it more difficult to access medical care. As more and more jobs are lost as a result of the pandemic, survivors could feel stuck relying on their abuser for financial support. And undocumented survivors are left without access to unemployment and other resources that could support them during this difficult time.

LACLJ knows that one of the first steps for securing the safety of survivors is obtaining a restraining order. Studies have shown that a restraining order is one of the most effective tools for stopping domestic violence. However, our most vulnerable communities, low-income survivors and undocumented survivors, do not have access to the resources to hire a lawyer to represent them in court.

LACLJ is that free resource ensuring that any survivor, no matter their socioeconomic background, can have the protection and peace of mind they need. Now more than ever, you can make a difference and help ensure survivors have access to the legal remedies that can save their lives.

Join us in our mission and contribute to our COVID-19 Response Fund. Through this fund, LACLJ will keep its virtual doors open, working remotely and practicing safe social distancing, while maintaining services for low-income survivors.

We remain dedicated to serving LA County communities in need. But we need your help to make it possible.