(WTNH) — Studies have shown that domestic violence increases during a time of crisis.

With the COVID pandemic bringing isolation, Interval House is encouraging people to reach out to friends and family they think could be struggling with this hard time.

RELATED: How domestic violence victims in CT can get help during the pandemic

Interval House’s CEO Mary-Jane Foster spoke with News 8 about what you can if you want to help.

Watch the video above for the full interview.

Those in need can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1 (800) 799−7233