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A high-density apartment building in Denver on March 17, 2020. Advocates fear that isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic will bring particular risks for people who live with their abusers. Photo by Joe Mahoney / Special to The Colorado Trust

Isolation carries health risks for all of us. But for people who live with their abusers, the dangers can be immediate.

“Fear and anxiety” have intensified among clients in the weeks since Colorado schools have shut down, businesses have closed, and people have been warned to stay at home and keep their distance from friends and neighbors to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus, said Abby Hansen, director of counseling and advocacy services at SafeHouse Denver, which runs an emergency shelter and provides other services to survivors of domestic violence and their families.

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