Because of COVID-19, I’m at home with my boyfriend all the time and he is getting angrier and more abusive every day. What do I do?

Recommendations for “social distancing” and working from home may be helpful to slow the spread of COVID-19, but for those with abusive partners staying at home might not be the safest option. Arizona has several services and programs ready to help, no matter where you’re located in Arizona.

To speak with an advocate 24/7, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY. Or, if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto or text LOVEIS to 22522.

The Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence operates a helpline and online chat Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. To reach the helpline, call 602-279-2900. To access the online chat, visit and click on the chat icon at the bottom right of the page (available only during hours of operation).

Many thanks to Community Legal Services for their help.

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