By Haley Leis, Intern
Today’s Front Line Hero is SpiriTrust Lutheran for their dedication to fighting against domestic abuse.
SpiriTrust Lutheran, based out of York, PA, provides over 23,000 people in Pennsylvania and northern Maryland with a number of services, including assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation, and personal care.
Due to the rising rates of domestic violence as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, SpiriTrust had to completely redesign their Domestic Abuse Solutions program, which teaches alternatives to domestic abuse and helps individuals learn to live non-violently. Prior to the pandemic, approximately 30 men a week would participate in an in-person Domestic Abuse Solutions group. Currently, SpiriTrust is averaging 60 men in their weekly virtual groups, and have experienced increased turn-out in their women’s groups as well.
Thank you to SpiriTrust Lutheran and their Domestic Abuse Solutions team for their resourcefulness and steadfast commitment to fighting domestic violence!