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Safe Relationships FAQs 2017-06-09T10:23:41+00:00

Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault?

Get fast answers to your questions.
If you have a question that isn’t listed below, please contact Family Services Safe Relationships Division at 336.722.8173.

Yes. We value confidentiality and will not release any of your information without your written permission, except where disclosure is required by law, such as in cases of child abuse.
No. Family violence can occur between intimate partners or family members, including people who are married, single, and/or cohabitating. Domestic violence can also happen between siblings, or parents and children.
Yes. Family Services’ Shelter is available to women and their children who have experienced violence. The shelter is in an undisclosed location in Forsyth County to protect the women and children currently living there.
Family Services provides residential assistance to men who are in abusive relationships.
There is no charge to:
• Stay in Family Services’ Shelter for domestic violence victims and their children.
• Speak with our crisis line, hospital and court advocates.
• Receive your first three counseling sessions for recent victims of domestic violence.
Additional counseling costs are based on a sliding fee scale, or may be paid through private insurance and various state and local funds.
When something traumatic happens to a child, how does he or she tell responsible adults about happened? The Vantage Pointe Children’s Advocacy Center is a safe, neutral, child-friendly facility where services are provided to children and families who have experienced child maltreatment or who have witnessed a violent crime, such as a murder.
Real change is only possible if your partner wants to change, regardless of whether or not you remain in the relationship. Acknowledging that help is needed is the first step toward change. Change depends on your partner’s motivation and commitment to working on his/her own problems. It may have taken many years for your partner to learn to deal with problems in violent and controlling ways; it will take time to learn new ways of behavior.
Family Services is committed to increasing community awareness. Our staff is available to meet with community organizations and groups for formal presentations, facilitate discussion and provide professional training. Contact Family Services at 336.722.8173.