Local domestic abuse resources still available during pandemic

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- With so many people following ‘safer at home’ orders, there’s some concern that cases of domestic abuse will increase during the pandemic.

New Horizons shelter in La Crosse remains open and is fully staffed.

The 24-7 crisis line also continues to operate to help people in emergency situations.

Local advocates say it’s important to keep their services running during this time.

“Abuse has no ends, it affects anybody, the rich, the poor, the well-educated, the young and it still happens even when pandemics such as this are still occurring, therefore, it’s imperative agencies like New Horizons keep our doors open and our crisis line available so that we can help persons who need us,” said Executive Director Ann Kappauf.

You can connect with New Horizons and find other resources by going to the website: www.nhagainstabuse.com.