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Safe on Seven has a new location

Forsyth County’s Domestic Violence Center will move from the Hall of Justice to a new location in east downtown Winston-Salem. On Monday, January 8, 2018, Family Services will operate Forsyth County’s Domestic Violence Center from a new location. Safe on Seven (SOS) is moving from the seventh floor of the Hall of Justice building, where [...]

Participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month  (DVAM). As Family Services strengthens its initiative to eliminate family violence in our community, we are grateful for every opportunity to promote and educate people in family violence prevention. During the month of October, we hope you will partner with Family Services and other community organizations in this endeavor [...]

What happens by age 5 lasts a lifetime

by Rebecca Nagaishi In the past, children were considered ready for kindergarten if they could say the ABC’s, count, identify colors, and write their first name. New brain research is helping us understand that there is much more to readiness than the academics. Readiness also means developing a group of skills referred to as executive [...]

Our Year-in-Review Video

Thank you. IT'S WORKING! Your support is creating life-changing opportunities for local children and families so they can achieve their full potential and contribute their special talents back to our community. As Family Services celebrates the past year and the generosity of our community, our sponsors and supporters, we also look forward to 2017 and [...]

By | 2017-06-09T10:23:44+00:00 December 28th, 2016|Categories: Updates|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Time to do more as domestic, child violence declines

By Bob Feikema As published in The Winston-Salem Journal, Monday, December 19, 2016 Imagine opening your morning paper to these headlines: Intimate partner violence is down by 63%!   Child abuse and neglect rates have dropped by 40%!  Sexual abuse of children has declined by 62%!  You wouldn’t be dreaming. These are the facts.  You can look them [...]

The 2016 Shelter Holiday Wish List

Making the holiday season a little brighter at the Women’s Shelter The holiday months can be particularly difficult on families, especially families and individuals who seek the help of Family Services as a result of experiencing sexual assault and/or domestic violence. The U.S. Department of Justice and the National Center for Victims of Crime report [...]

By | 2017-06-09T10:23:44+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Categories: Updates|0 Comments

Children learn best with full bellies

NATIONAL CHILDHOOD NUTRITION DAY BREAKFAST OCTOBER 17, 2016 Healthy nutrition is an important component to child development and to preparing for success in school and in life. This is critical for children of all ages, yet particularly important for young children whose brain development is rapidly forming. That’s why Family Services Child Development (FSCD) program [...]

The Benefits of Universal Pre-K

All children have an inherent right to realize their full potential. Yet, too many of our youngest children in Forsyth County do not enjoy the same opportunities for success. They are not ready to learn when they enter school. They start behind and constantly struggle to catch up. Too many never catch up. We know [...]

Homeland Security, Winston-Salem Police, and World Relief to discuss Human Trafficking

Family Services will offer a community education opportunity on the serious topic of human trafficking. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the agency has enlisted representatives from Homeland Security, the Winston-Salem Police Department, and World Relief to participate in a panel discussion that will define the issue, address its history, identify patterns of behavior, and provide resources for communities like [...]

Domestic Violence and Birth Control Sabotage

This event has been postponed until a later date. The presenter canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. A new date will be posted when available. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your continued support of Family Services programs. Join the Safe Relationships Division of Family Services and the Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction [...]

By | 2016-10-10T13:47:08+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Categories: Updates|0 Comments