COVID-19 Response & Resources

We will update this page as new information becomes available.​

As domestic and sexual violence programs and shelters across North Dakota respond to the COVID-19 in their local communities, advocates are facing additional challenges as they seek to continue uninterrupted services for survivors. CAWS North Dakota is working to implement timely responses and resources to help advocates and those affected by violence, especially during social distancing and self isolating, which will have impacts on individuals and families living in an abusive household.

Basic Guidelines

Remember that you are not alone and there are services and supports available to you at all times, including during this health crisis.

• Every member program is taking precautions that best suits the needs of their community

• Seeking services, but feeling sick? Please call the your local program/shelter prior to coming in person

• Program & Shelter employees who are sick are encouraged to remain at home and work remotely

• If you are in an unsafe home during self quarantine/social distancing, consider creating a safety plans. Contact your local program or a national hotline resource for help.

North Dakota Advocacy Centers • Operations During COVID-19

Updated as of April 9, 2020 at 11:00 am

Office hours listed are Monday to Friday • After office hours, contact the Crisis Line • All Crisis Lines are available 24/7

Contact advocacy crisis centers directly to confirm most up-to-date operations

North Dakota Supervised Visitation Centers • Operations During COVID-19

Updated May 27, 2020

Contact visitation centers directly to confirm most up-to-date operations

Tentative Re-open Date: May 18, 2020
Currently offering virtual visits

Currently offering visits via phone or video calls

Tentative Re-open Date: June 1, 2020

Tentative Re-open Date: May 26, 2020

Tentative Re-open Date: June 1, 2020

Currently offering virtual visits


National Hotlines

If you’re unable to utilize local resources, reach out to advocates here:

National Sexual Assault Hotline
Online Chat Available

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Online Chat Available

For anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship

StrongHearts Native Helpline

Safe, anonymous, and confidential service for Native Americans experiencing domestic violence and dating violence

Love Is Respect
Online Chat Available
Text: 22522

Information, support, and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships

LGBT National Help Center
Youth: 1-800-246-7743
Senior: 1-888-234-7243
Online Chat Available

Serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people by providing free and confidential peer support and local resources

COVID-19 Resources

DV & SA Related Guidelines

NNEDV: Resources on on the Response to COVID-19
Features links to various nationwide organization responses

NSVRC: Resources for COVID-19 Response
Features links to various resources

How to Reduce the Flu in Shelters
Downloadable PDF featuring instructions and guidelines

Staying Safe During COVID-19
Resource for intimate partner violence survivors uniquely impacted by COVID-19; safety plan

General Health Guidelines

More hotlines and online help available here: Victim Connect Resource Center

SAFETY ALERT: If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, call 911, a local hotline, the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.Escape