The stay-at-home order has most of us thinking we're sheltering in a safe space. And we are. There are too many, tho, who have reason to fear being inside the home because that's where they least feel safe. And it's to these people the Rochester Police Department has a special message.

In a special video, below, Jennifer Hodgman, Rochester Police Sergeant of the Special Victims Unit, says,

We are here for you. We are here to help...“If you are currently in an abusive relationship, we are here to answer 24/7 when you call 911...If you wish to speak with a trained advocate about safety options, services available, and additional resources, the Women’s Shelter can also be reached 24 hours a day to assist you.

“Social distancing does not mean you must stay at home and endure abuse,” said
Sgt. Hodgman. “We are here to help you.” Victims may call 911 for assistance from the Rochester Police Department or may reach the Women’s Shelter and Support Center at 507-285-1010.

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