The Comox Valley RCMP is reminding you that there is help available if you find yourself in a stressful living situation.

Police say the pandemic is causing stress, tension and/or violence to valley households .  

“We have noticed an increase with our frontline officers responding to household arguments or disturbances,” said Comox Valley RCMP spokesperson, Const. Monika Terragni.

“Without a doubt, some of these are directly related to the stress people are feeling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want everyone to know that it is alright to ask for help and there are people ready to help.”

The Comox Valley RCMP Special Victims Unit says you can reach out to any of the following agencies/services if you find yourself in this situation: 

  • Call 911 in case of an emergency (24hrs/day, 7 days/week)
  • The Crisis line at Lilli House, 250-338-1227 (24hrs/day, seven days/week)
  • Community Based Victim Services, 250-338-7575 (Monday to Friday)
  • Police Based Victim Services, 250-334-5979 (24hrs/day, seven days/week)
  • Local RCMP Detachment, 250-338-1321 (non-emergency calls)

Unit members are closely monitoring all of the domestic violence and child abuse that has been reported in the Comox Valley.  

“These investigations remain a national and local priority,” Terragni said.