Client Resources (Covid-19)

At 180 Turning Lives Around, we know that in times of crisis when family stressors increase, domestic violence and sexual assault don’t stop. The violence and abuse can quickly escalate, and it is during these trying times that a survivor needs our compassionate and comprehensive services even more. We are determined to be there for everyone who needs our services now more than ever.

In order to best serve our survivors while also minimizing the risk of virus transmission, we are practicing social distancing to help protect the health of our staff, clients, and community, as well as making the following temporary shifts:

For survivors accessing our services for the first time:

Please call our 24/7 hotlines.

A counselor will discuss your individual needs.

Domestic Violence:
1-888-843-9262

Sexual Violence:
1-888-264-7273

Deaf & Hard of Hearing:
Text (732) 977-2832

2NDFLOOR Youth Call and Text Helpline:
1-888-222-2228

For survivors who are currently receiving 180 services:

Counseling, Family Justice Center, Family Court Liaison Program, and Case Management
Continuing remotely by phone.

Support Groups
Postponed at this time.

Amanda’s Easel Creative Art Therapy Program
Continuing remotely by phone.

Temporary Restraining Orders
A 180 Advocate is available to support you by phone while filing a Restraining Order at the local Police Department 24/7.

Safe House
Our emergency shelter is completely operational. Please contact our hotline if you need these services.

Crisis Response Team Accompaniments at Police and Hospital

Our hospital and police in-person accompaniment program is suspended until further notice; however, survivors at the hospital or at the police station will have the opportunity to immediately connect with an advocate over the phone.
For survivors with questions about the sexual assault exam and evidence collection, please call our hotline.

We will continue to make decisions and plans based on information and directives from the CDC, federal, state, and local healthcare professionals, the Governor’s Office, Monmouth County, and local municipalities.

Domestic violence and sexual assault do not just stop because of a crisis like the one we are currently facing. In fact, when family stressors increase, violence and abuse can quickly escalate. It is these very trying times that a survivor needs 180 even more; and we are determined to be there for everyone who needs our services.

Safety Tips for you and Your Family During COVID-19

  • If you or your family members are in immediate danger, call 911
  • Keep your phone charged and on you at all times. Know where your charger is, or keep it stored in an easy-to-grab go-bag. Keep a few safe phone numbers written down on paper in your car or go-bag in case you don’t have your phone with you.
  • Remember to turn off your phone, GPS, and other devices when leaving.
  • Turn off childrens’ phones or devices that have GPS.
  • Identify safe ways out of each room, including windows if necessary. Make sure that these pathways are cleared.
  • When violence occurs, lead your abuser to a safe room that has an exit path. Avoid rooms that have items that could be used as weapons, such as kitchens, garages, avoid rooms that have lots of hard surfaces, including kitchens and bathrooms, and try to avoid rooms that only have one exit that can be blocked, such as second-story bedrooms or closets.
  • Identify a code word to use with children so they know to leave the room or home and go to a trusted neighbor. Plan a code word with trusted friends or family outside of the home that indicates you are in danger and need help.
  • Identify transportation options. Keep your car’s gas tank full, and back into your parking spot or driveway so that it’s easier to drive away. Identify a safe spot for your keys. Make plans with a trusted person who can pick you up.
  • Pack a go-bag. Possible items to include: extra sets of clothing for you and your children; items for any pets you will take with you, copies of important documents and/or IDs, medications, an extra set of keys, a written list of safe phone numbers, and extra cash in case your partner cuts off your credit cards or phone pay apps. Important documents include a copy of any restraining orders, medical records, and documentation of abuse. Keep the go-bag in a hidden but easy to reach location.
  • Document any abuse, including harassment or stalking. Take screenshots, make notes, and store these in a safe place. If you feel comfortable, report to the police.
  • As people move to using technology more in place of physical interaction, please practice tech safety. Protect your passwords or change them if your abuser has access to them. Make your accounts as private as possible. Assume that any communication with your abuser can be documented by them and used against you. Visit techsafety.org for additional safety tips.
  • Keep yourself and others safe by following the latest health guidelines and recommendations. This includes wiping down frequently used surfaces vigorously and washing your hands often. For up-to-date information visit www.cdc.gov or www.nj.gov/health.

Information for Survivors