Vice President visits domestic violence hotline, urges for more help

Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 10:52 pm    

Vice President Joe Biden said more help is needed for those who suffer domestic violence during his visit to the National Domestic Violence Hotline on Wednesday, October 30.

The Hotline, which was founded in 2006, has almost 100 staff members to answer about 22,000 calls a month. However, Hotline President Katie Ray-Jones stated they still were not able to respond to almost 52,000 calls last year.

Biden’s visit coincided with the unveiling of a full chat service that allows people to communicate with the Hotline via Internet. Ray-Jones said she is pleased that the chat function offers an extra layer of privacy that is not available over the phone.

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