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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 [...]

By |June 28th, 2016|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Redeemer Presbyterian Church brings hope to victims of domestic violence

Today, Family Services received a donation in the amount of $1,300 from Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem to support the women's shelter.  Wendy Browne, director of congregational care, and church member Janice Kraft personally delivered the congregation's gift to Joetta Shepherd, director of the Safe Relationships division at Family Services' Gateway offices. The church's gift will help provide [...]

Making the holiday season brighter at the Women’s Shelter

The holiday months can be particularly difficult on families. Many families and individuals seek the help of Family Services as a result of experiencing sexual assault and/or domestic violence, which generally increases by at least 10% during the holiday season. While no one can change the past, Family Services strives to help people rebuild their [...]

Transformational Goals for a Better Community

  If you were to go to sleep tonight and wake up ten years from now to find that your community had changed for the better, what would be different? When members of Family Services' Board of Directors were asked this question as part of a strategic planning process earlier this year, they answered by [...]

By |August 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Domestic Violence Not a Private Family Matter,
It’s a Community Matter

The National Football League found the spotlight reserved for violence on the field being shared with stories of off-the-field violence involving several of its players. The Ray Rice video and news accounts of other players involved in family violence have riveted the nation’s attention. Will we look back at this time as a turning point [...]

By |December 20th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Leigh and Milind Dongre to Serve as Honorary Chairs
of 2013 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

Leigh and her husband Milind Dongre will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 2013 Planning Committee for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, to be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The event, intended to increase awareness of, and ultimately end, gender-based violence against women, will be held one day after the one-year anniversary of [...]

By |September 27th, 2013|Categories: Updates|Tags: , , , |0 Comments