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Airbnb style-platform for women who are subject to domestic violence and quarantining in homes with their abusers

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Outside of directing women to shelters or leaning on their communities, there is a lack of guidance around immediate action to take if those options are not available. We should create a platform to connect victims of domestic violence with women who want to help (i.e. provide temporary shelter) and gently aid in scheduling their stay during the time of quarantine or otherwise. 

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Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

These are helpful resources but they don't address the challenges associated with full shelters and lack of community support in the time of the coronavirus. What do transportation, shelter, and safety look like during the time of a pandemic? 

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  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Through shared channels and social media outlets 

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • News: Digital
  • News: Print
  • Social Media

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

What are strategies victims can take to escape their abusers in the time of self-quarantine?

How can we create an ecosystem of care and system of support for these women when shelters are full?

How can victims signal that they are in a dangerous environment without their abuser finding out?

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

Female-identifying victims of domestic violence

What is your current profession?

Student of Design Strategy and Social Innovation at the Austin Center for Design

In what city are you located?

Austin, TX

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Photo of Ashley Tillman

Hi Brittany thanks for sharing these resources! There's team based in Saint Lucia, Raise YourVoice  that's thinking a lot about creative resources for people who have experienced gender-based violence. I wonder if there's any potential to share ideas together?

Photo of Brittany Sgaliardich

Hi Ashley,

Thank you for reaching out! I would love to connect further. Let me know what is the best way to collaborate and share resources with you + the Raise YourVoice team?