SERVICES

Families Living Violence Free court advocates provide assistance in filing for a domestic violence protective order, information about the court system and court process, and emotional support to victims of domestic violence as they seek civil and criminal remedies to domestic violence.

If you are interested in filing a domestic violence protective order please contact our office at (English – 919-693-5700) (Espanol – 919-690-0888). Advocates are available to assist you if you have questions or need help completing a domestic violence protective order.

OUR SERVICES
All of our services are “At Will”, Free and Confidential, regardless of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

24-HOUR CRISIS/SUPPORT LINE, 7 DAYS PER WEEK
Trained advocates are available 24/7 to provide support through crisis intervention, an assessment of needs, the identification of options, safety planning, referrals, education, and prevention in the community.

INDIVIDUAL ADVOCACY, COUNSELING AND SUPPORT
Advocacy counselors are available who understand the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence. Confidential sessions are held on a walk-in or appointment basis. We also provide an address confidentiality program, which allows clients to keep their location confidential. 

EMPOWERMENT SERVICES
Services include groups and workshops focusing on self-discovery and self-image, communication skills, stress and money management, and Nurturing Parenting skills.

YOUTH EDUCATION
Violence prevention classes are taught at local schools and after-school programs. Students learn about healthy relationships, gender role stereotypes, conflict resolution, and building self-esteem.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Speakers are available to present programs to professional and community groups, corporations and the faith community on domestic and sexual violence dynamics, prevalence and prevention. Tabletop displays are also available for health and educational fairs. 

COURT AND HOSPITAL ADVOCACY
Court advocates provide support to victims in both civil and criminal proceedings providing information on available legal options (i.e., protective orders, criminal charges), what to expect and how to prepare for a hearing, referral to other agency services, and safety planning. We do not provide legal advice; however, free Legal Clinics are available to answer questions about separation, divorce, child custody, immigration, criminal proceedings and civil orders. Hospital advocates accompany victims to the hospital for forensic exams. 

EMERGENCY SHELTER PLACEMENT
To ensure immediate safety, victims will be assisted in finding emergency safe shelter placement.

SPECIAL TRAINING
Special training includes Nurturing Parenting, DV101, SA101, & WAVE – Wiping Out Abuse and Violence Through Education.

TRANSPORTATION 
Arrangements for transportation may be made where required, to go somewhere safe or to access necessary services. This may be through Agency Van, KARTS, Uber, Law Enforcement.
                                                                                               
ALL SERVICES OFFERED IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH