Corman: Programs Still Available to Help Victims of Abuse During PA’s COVID-19 Response

HARRISBURG – Services are still available to protect victims of child abuse, domestic violence and other crimes against vulnerable populations during the state’s response to COVID-19, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) said.

“Living under a stay-at-home order isn’t easy and this is especially isolating for those living in abusive situations,” Senator Corman said. “It’s important that they know resources are still available to help them.”

Incidents of child abuse or neglect can be reported to ChildLine 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-932-0313 and online at www.KeepKidsSafe.pa.gov.

Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault can receive crisis services by calling 1-888-772-7227 or visiting https://pcar.org. Victims who are unable to speak safely can also log onto https://www.thehotline.org/ or text LOVEIS to 22522.

Tips about abuse or neglect of adults with disabilities can still be reported to Adult Protective Services by calling to 1-800-490-8505.

The statewide Elder Abuse Hotline also remains open. Any person who believes that an older adult is being abused, neglected, exploited or abandoned may call 1-800-490-8505 for their report to be investigated.

Senator Corman supported a package of bills to protect vulnerable Pennsylvanians in 2019, including several measures to give new rights to victims of victims of rape and sexual assault.

 

CONTACT: Jenn Kocher – jkocher@pasen.gov