More Domestic Violence Calls Are Made Than Normal

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ERIE (Erie News Now) – Restrictions eased on the pandemic, so more people went back to their daily lives. In the past weeks, more people are calling to share their domestic violence story.

SafeNet is a non-profit organization in Erie, helping victims of domestic violence. Robyn Young, director of counseling services says the organization helps up to 2,000 victims a year.

A sign to be familiar with are red cutouts of women; they were originally called “Red Ladies.” Young changed the name to “Silent Victims,” to be more gender neutral.

More men are approaching the organization to share their stories. Young says she’s helped up to 100 men so far.

If you need help or experiencing domestic violence call them at (814)-455-1774 or visit their website here.


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