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Family Services rallies nine groups to launch the Family Violence Prevention Initiative

BY TEVIN STINSON |  Photo by Daryl Shaw  |  Event Photo Gallery THE WINSTON-SALEM CHRONICLE  Family Services isn’t pulling any punches in the fight against domestic violence here in Forsyth County. Holding fast to their mission to help families and children reach their full potential through community partnerships, last October, Family Services rallied nine local organizations [...]

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 [...]

Preventing Family Violence

It’s October, the month that is nationally designated for generating awareness and raising action around family violence, a critical issue that undermines the full vitality of our community. At Family Services, this month-long emphasis is carried out in daily, year-long action. Family Services strives to remove the barriers that prevent all children and families from [...]

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 [...]

The Women’s Shelter Receives Gift from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

Family Services received $2,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents.  Family Services will use the gift to support women and children who have sought refuge at the Family Services Women’s Shelter as a result of domestic violence. “We are grateful to Food Lion for giving hope [...]

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Benefit performance to support victims of family violence

Black Fox Belly Dance will host "Shimmy for the Shelter," a benefit performance event to support women and children who are threatened by domestic violence, sexual assault and economic crises. The third annual event will be held on Saturday, June 25, from 7-10 p.m. at The Vintage Theatre, 7 Vintage Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC. Shimmy for the Shelter is [...]

Doubling the fight against domestic violence

The elimination of domestic violence and sexual assault is dependent upon community support and collaboration. It is up to the entire community to create the kind of safe and secure community it wants for all families and children. Susan K. Browder and Stephanie Williams Dean have championed this cause by co-hosting their Black and Bling event [...]

  • "Text Talk" (NO MORE's Official Super Bowl 50 Ad)

    BREAKING: We have an ad airing during Super Bowl 50 on Sunday!We’re sending an important message to tens of millions of people watching the Super Bowl: We can all help end domestic violence and sexual assault and a great way to start is by recognizing the signs and learning how to help survivors get the support they need and deserve. WATCH and SHARE the NO MORE Super Bowl PSA today:

    Posted by NO MORE Campaign on Thursday, February 4, 2016

“No More” campaign to air during Super Bowl

The "No More" Project is sending a message to tens of millions of people who will watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 7: "We can all help end domestic violence and sexual assault and a great way to start is by recognizing the signs and learning how to help survivors get the support they [...]

Governor McCrory declares January as Stalking Awareness Month

Governor Pat McCrory proclaimed January to be Stalking Awareness Month in North Carolina. He is the first governor to do so. Stalking can be defined as the willful and repeated following, watching and/or harassing of another person. Unlike other crimes, which usually involve one act, stalking is a series of actions that occur over a [...]

Holiday support offers hope

Generous donations helped make the season a little brighter for women and children who sought refuge at Family Services Shelter over the holidays. Area businesses, churches, and individuals coordinated fundraisers and collection drives that resulted in much needed items for displaced families and allowed the Safe Relationships division to replenish valuable resources for ongoing support [...]