New non-profit focuses on reaching survivors of domestic violence in Houston’s minority communities
HOUSTON – A new non-profit organization opened its doors in May and is working to reach more survivors of domestic violence in Houston’s minority communities. “What we’ve always known is minorities are disproportionally impacted by domestic violence,” said Carvana Cloud. She herself grew up in Acres Homes and experienced domestic violence as a child. You can also contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline by using the discreet online chat function on its website or by calling 1−800−799−7233. In our series “Stronger Houston,” we examine issues impacting people inequitably by race, gender, income, age, geography, religion, and other factors.
COVID-19 pandemic hitting minorities harder, statistics suggest
HOUSTON In Houston, Hispanics are leading the numbers of coronavirus cases where the patients race is known. There are 10.5K Hispanics in Harris County and Houston who have COVID-19 and 4.7k African Americans with the illness. As the number of COVID-19 patients continues to tick upwards, experts say its clear the virus is taking a toll on minorities. One reason for the disparity, Milam said, minorities have a higher incidence of other health conditions. African Americans have a higher prevalence of diabetes, higher prevalence of high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease all of those are risk factors for COVID-19, Milam elaborated.