If you know of someone who doesn't feel safe in their own home, there is help for them.

Picture this: You're stuck at home because you got laid off due to Covid-19. Money's tight, your kids are doing their school work from home, and you have an angry husband who has been forced to work from home, again because of the pandemic. You're all stuck in the same house day after day for months. Tempers flare more. And the abuse worsens. You don't think there's a chance in hell that you (and your kid, maybe) can get away. But there is a way out: 180 can save your life.

180 Turning Lives Around wants you to know that, especially since the Covid-19 crisis, they understand tempers could be escalating because you've been living with someone who is abusing you.

Domestic violence and sexual assault don't just stop because of a crisis like the one we are currently going through. 180 knows that's when violence and abuse can quickly escalate.

During this pandemic, many victims have been spending more time at home with their abuser and feeling isolated from getting the support they need. It's in these very trying times that survivors need 180 even more; and 180 is determined to be there for everyone who needs their services.

It takes an immense amount of courage to make the decision to leave an abusive situation  on any given day– but there are even more obstacles that the pandemic has brought which has made it even more difficult.

If you (or someone you know) need 180’s help, please call 1-888-843-9262. Calls are confidential and anonymous. So if you are living with an abuser, please know 180 has safe housing for you and your children, counseling and caring support. Call and talk confidentially to a counselor today: 888-843-9262

If you would like to support 180 Turning Lives Around in their mission to keep victims safe, you can send a donation from your mobile device by texting 180STRONG to 41-444.

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I'd also like to say that New Jersey Natural Gas is a great community partner that supports so many of our local non-profits including 180 Turning Lives Around.

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