March 23, 2020
180 Turning Lives Around is here for you. We know that you may need our domestic violence and sexual assault services now more than ever. We are making a few temporary shifts to some of our services in response to local closures and to minimize the risk of virus transmission. 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. We are following social distancing practices to help protect the health of our staff, our clients, and the community. Here is an update on our programs and operations:
Counseling, Family Justice Center, Family Court Liaison Program and Case Management
Survivors currently receiving services will continue receiving services remotely, either individually and in safe distance from one another, or by phone.
Support groups have been postponed at this time. We encourage survivors who are looking to begin services to call our hotline. A counselor will discuss your individual needs.
Parent and child creative arts therapy through 180’s Amanda’s Easel Creative Art Therapy Program will be implemented remotely.
Temporary Restraining Orders
Temporary Restraining Orders will be done at local Police Departments 24/7. Please know that a 180 advocate is available to support you via phone.
Our trained counselors are here for you. You can immediately reach our hotlines for support 24/7 as follows:
2NDFLOOR Youth Call and Text Helpline:
Our emergency shelter is completely operational. Please contact our hotline if you need these services. In an immediate emergency, call 911.
Crisis Response Team Accompaniments at Police and Hospital
Accompaniments are being conducted by phone both at hospital emergency rooms and police departments. For survivors with questions about the sexual assault exam and evidence collection, you can call our hotline. Survivors are continuing to receive the medical, law enforcement and 180 support they require 24/7.
Donations of In-kind Items During This Time
180 is limiting the collections of donated, in-kind items at this time and restricting all visitor access to our offices.
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.
For the most up to date announcements on our programs and services, please periodically check the link here: https://180nj.org/covid-19/