This paper highlights some critical trends and concerns that inTouch is seeing emerge from our service
delivery programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we observe the ‘Stay at Home’ and social distancing directives, women and children in abusive homes are extremely vulnerable. Whilst some other family violence services are reporting a reduced number of calls for assistance, we are receiving a higher volume. This is not only from new clients but also ex-clients who have either had another recent experience of family violence, or are facing tremendous financial hardship as a result of the current climate.