The full interview with bonus material:
During the first year of the pandemic, 34 women found themselves homeless in Northumberland, fleeing an abusive situation. That is according to a recently released report by a group representing organizations in the county whose job is to protect people against gender-based violence.
It was one of the more shocking statistics released by Thrive. It is the third annual report from the group that works with a range of services in the county with a mandate to help those who face violence. This includes rape to assault to abuse. And, as you would expect, the pandemic is making things worse.
In this interview, I will be talking with the coordinator, Nicole Beatty, about the contents of the report and what it means for women.
Originally aired: Jan. 21, 2022