Montana Public Radio


An image posted to the YWCA Missoula Facebook page March 25, 2020 tells people the YWCA offices are closed, but they're still here to help.
YWCA Missoula

Sheltering in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus is stressful and challenging. But for those living with controlling or abusive partners it can be downright dangerous.

MTPR's Edward O’Brien reports on how Montana shelters are responding to those trapped in abusive relationships and who now have fewer escape options.

Many nonprofit organizations across Montana have canceled programs and postponed big spring fundraisers in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Participants in a recent survey say they’re concerned how the economic fallout from COVID-19 will affect them and the communities they serve. The new $2 trillion coronavirus response package could provide some relief.