Domestic abuse text service sees surge in demand - News Summed Up

Domestic abuse text service sees surge in demand


A new text and online chat tool to help women in Ottawa facing domestic abuse has offered support to more than 300 people in its first month, roughly double what creators of the service say they expected. I was just surprised by the extent of use," said Keri Lewis, executive director of Interval House of Ottawa, a women's domestic abuse shelter. "What that tells me is that perhaps [a chat and text service] was a need all along," she said. (Submitted)One security feature, "automatic conversation deletion," means the online chat will disappear if it sits idle for too long, Black said. The text and chat line are available seven days a week, from 8:30 a.m. to midnight.


Source: CBC News May 22, 2020 07:52 UTC



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