November 13, 2020
From the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene:
"Everyone deserves to feel safe in their relationships and homes. For people experiencing violence or abuse – especially during the COVID-19 public health emergency — home is not always a safe haven. If you or a family member, friend, neighbor, colleague, patient or program participant is struggling to stay safe, New York City has resources that can provide support.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health Department) is asking for your help to ensure all New Yorkers know resources are available for people who have experienced domestic and gender-based violence. Please consider posting this multilingual poster near a high traffic area or distributing this flyer. These materials let New Yorkers know they can access information and resources to help anyone experiencing dating, domestic, gender-based or family violence, including elder abuse, by visiting nyc.gov/NYCHOPE, or by calling NYC’s 24/7 confidential domestic violence hotline at 800-621-HOPE (800-621-4673) or 866-604-5350 (teletypewriter).
You can also share this information via social media, using the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-based Violence toolkit, found here. Click on the link to download images and video — with options in both English and Spanish — and feature them on your own website or social media channels.
Visit the NYC Health Department’s COVID-19: Information for Providers page to keep up-to-date with the latest guidance. You can also text "COVID" to 692-692 to receive real-time text updates. Message and data rates may apply."