By: // Channel 5

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The number of domestic violence calls in Kansas City is up 30 percent during the pandemic. Social service providers are calling it a pandemic within a pandemic. Any problems with domestic violence that already existed in the home may have been made worse with job loss, daycare closures and general stress. COVID-19 also creates big issues for shelters that have domestic violence resources. They have more women and families to help, but the facilities can hold less people because of social distancing and safety guidelines.

 

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