COVID 19 Response & Accommodations
Protocols Currently in Place through May 22, 2020
The COVID 19 outbreak is an additional hurdle to safety and support for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. WEAVE recognizes that the need for safety and support may increase due to social distancing, school and work closures, etc.
As we continue to navigate the constantly changing service landscape, WEAVE has completed an analysis of possible exposure risk by service location and program area. The following services remain fully operational with no changes:
- 24/7 Support & Information Line
- Emergency shelter
- Transitional housing
We have added Online Chat via our website to offer another means of supporting survivors who may not be able to call the Support Line due to sheltering at home with the abuser. Chat is available via the website Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 9 pm at this time.
We are temporarily realigning our service delivery in the following areas to meet health and safety requirements and restrictions due to COVID-19.
- Advocacy, Case Management and Counseling Services—Services for residential and non-residential clients are being offered telephonically.
- Sexual Assault Response Team Advocacy is being provided via telephone at the time of the evidentiary examination and following exam.
- Walk Ins – Due to the volume of traffic to our Midtown Services Center and based on recommendations from local officials, we have temporarily closed the Midtown Services Center with the 24/7 Support & Information Line being used to provide immediate advocacy and safety planning.
- Legal Services – Legal appointments and advocacy are being offered telephonically. Attorneys are still responding to hearings as long as the courts remain open.
- Prevention Education – With stay home directives in place and school closures, staff are working remotely on updating curriculum, reviewing policies and procedures, etc., and are not doing any in person trainings or workshops.
Our leadership team meets regularly via a conference call to discuss any new directives and needed changes to our services.
We will continue to provide updates via this page to keep survivors and our community informed.