Futures Without Violence
Intimate partner violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking are on the rise during COVID-19 because many families and survivors are staying home, or are isolated from support systems. This isolation, along with increased stress and financial instability, puts survivors more at risk for violence in their homes.[i] Immigrant survivors of violence also face additional barriers, including limited access to healthcare and social services, and their immigration and work authorization process have been impacted. High unemployment rates during COVID-19 can affect survivors’ financial independence, which in turn can make them more dependent on the person(s) causing them harm and make them more vulnerable to exploitation. Communities of color and LGBTQ communities are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, especially during COVID-19. Read more about the impact of COVID-19 on adult trafficking survivors and child sex and labor trafficking survivors.
The resources on this page are intended to support the needs of survivors and to support human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault programs, community health centers, workplaces, and other community programs and organizations in their work to serve trafficking survivors during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Especially during COVID-19, community collaboratives are an important way to ensure that the needs of survivors are met. Please visit the Building Collaborative Responses to Human Trafficking for additional resources and let us know if we can provide support or additional resources.