Have you experienced domestic violence and are overwhelmed by the process of getting assistance?
Family Services partners with other agencies to give you access to a comprehensive set of services in one centralized location.
Safe on Seven (SOS) Domestic Violence Center is a “one stop shop” of key service providers — law enforcement, victim advocates, legal advocates and social services — to minimize the stress and trauma that individuals often face as they navigate through the court system. Download the SOS brochure in English or in Spanish.
Safe on Seven Services
Located on-site at Safe on Seven, Family Services provides assistance with risk assessment, safety planning, advocacy and referrals for these additional services:
- legal assistance
- protective orders
- referrals for counseling
- shelter and other services
- information from law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office concerning your court case
Hours of Operation
Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Safe on Seven Community Partners
- Family Services
- District Attorney’s Office
- Clerk of Court
- Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
- Legal Aid of North Carolina
- Winston-Salem Police Department
- NC Department of Community Corrections
- Winston-Salem State University Center for Community Safety
For brief crisis intervention counseling or support groups, contact Family Services Safe Relationships Division at the main office, 336.722.8173.
For eight years I was in a violent relationship but I kept the violence hidden from family, friends and coworkers.
There were many nights I had to flee my home with my children, sometimes with no coats and shoes in the wintertime. Sometimes I wasn’t able to escape before the violence started. I was severely assaulted and tortured for over an hour in my own home. He strangled me until I was unconscious. When I regained consciousness, he was loading a gun but I managed to escape.
When I went to the Safe on Seven Domestic Violence Center, I met a group of people that changed my life and my children’s lives. It was a very traumatic time and they helped me pull together resources that I didn’t even know existed. Having resources and support in one location was critical for me. Just knowing I had that much support gave me the courage to finally get out of the relationship.
- I was offered a safe place to stay
- They helped me file the paperwork to request a domestic violence protective order
- They referred me to Legal Aid, which represented me in court to obtain the protective order
- They took photos of my injuries that were used in the criminal case
- My children and I were referred to a Family Services therapist
- The District Attorney’s office was very helpful and stayed in contact with me throughout the entire process of the criminal case