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By Emily Gilbert
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COVID-19's impact on domestic violence resources

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Series: Coronavirus | Story 28

Last updated 4/8/2020 at 11:24am

Vicci Hilty

Gov. Jay Inslee's stay-at-home order may be difficult for everyone – social plans canceled, schools and businesses closed, trips limited to the essentials – but can be even more so for those experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

"Our biggest concern is for people who are quarantined, or are being told to stay inside – which we need to do – but for those who are with an abuser," said Vicci Hilty, executive director of Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. "The fear factor wrapped around COVID-19 is just an additional stressor that adds to that volume of abuse, so it ca...

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