Domestic Violence Advocates are Essential Workers

A message from National Resource Center on Domestic Violence


“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all parts of our everyday life. Many folks have adapted to a life mindful of physical distancing, working from home, and limiting exposure outside the home, and yet we know that there are many people during this crisis deemed “essential workers.” We’ve heard beautiful stories about the resilience and life-saving capacity of health workers. We know the necessity and recognize the long hours that delivery and packaging employees are putting in. And of course, folks who work in retail and food distribution are ensuring our cupboards don’t go bare.  And yet, one essential worker’s narrative that hasn’t been Zakyia, Jacqueline, and Haniaas thanked and celebrated is that of advocates and activists.

In this video series we hear from three advocates on how COVID-19 has impacted their work, why they are essential workers, and why the work of serving those experiencing violence within their respective communities is essential.”

Check out the full article, video series, and COVID-19 resources here