Burien Police say they received a substantial increase in the number of Domestic Violence and Family Disturbance calls during the month of March, 2020.

Gov. Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order was issued on Mar. 23, and prior to that, many residents were not quarantining. However, as the COVID-19 coronavirus started to expand locally, tensions started running higher.

“Stresses brought on my our environment are not an excuse,” police said. “There is no excuse for abuse…period.”

If you or someone you know is looking for help here in a list of agencies that may be able to help:

    • Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services, 206-812-1001
    • API Chaya, 206-467-9976
    • Consejo Counseling and Referral Service, 206-461-4880
    • Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN), 425-656-7867
    • Dove Project, 206-462-0911
    • LifeWire, 425-746-1940
    • Mother Nation, 206-722-2321
    • New Beginnings, 206-522-9472
    • The Northwest Network of LGBT Survivors of Abuse, 206-568-7777
    • Refuge Women’s Alliance, 206-721-3846
    • Salvation Army, 206-324-4943
    • Seattle Indian Health Board, 206-324-9360
    • Solid Ground, 206-299-2500
    • YWCA, 206-568-7845