The stay at home orders and lockdowns due to COVID-19 have given abusers opportunities to strengthen their control over their victims.
Harmony House and other nonprofit groups that work to help rescue those facing domestic abuse have teamed up with pharmacists to provide victims a chance to escape when they come to pick up medication or other pharmacy items.
If someone feels they are in danger from someone at their home, they should ask those at the pharmacy for a MASK-19. If you ask for that, the pharmacist or staff will call 911 on your behalf and then have you wait for the order to be filled, giving time for police to arrive.
If you know someone who is experiencing domestic violence, Harmony House and their partners ask you to tell them about the MASK-19 initiative.