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A message from Family Services President and CEO Bob Feikema

1200 South Broad Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101   Dear community members, The events of the spring of 2020 have shaken our nation to its foundations.  The COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying economic collapse have spread across the country. This dual crisis has weighed most heavily on the African-American community, aggravating long-standing disparities. The frustration [...]

By |2020-06-08T13:56:38-04:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

COVID-19: Domestic Violence Shelter

If you are experiencing a crisis involving domestic violence, please call the 24-hour crisis line. Help is just a phone call away. (336) 723-8125. While stay-at-home orders have presented certain challenges for everyone, extended periods of isolation can be traumatic for survivors of domestic violence. The Family Services Domestic Violence Shelter has not had [...]

By |2020-05-21T17:57:58-04:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

Introducing StrongAtHome.org

StrongAtHome.org designed to help families in crisis during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic As our community continues to shelter in place, it is our hope that all of us are able to remain Strong at Home — in a safe place, healthy, with people who care for each other. But we also know that's [...]

By |2020-05-12T10:37:09-04:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

The Courthouse is closed, Safe on Seven is open, protective orders still available

Forsyth County’s courthouse will be closed to the public for the next seven days after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, but Safe On Seven is still open and Family Services wants folks to understand that domestic violence protective orders are still available at the Forsyth County Detention Center. In accordance with Senior Resident [...]

By |2020-04-24T15:29:31-04:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

COVID-19 Response Fund Award to Family Services

Family Services is pleased to announce that the agency has received a $100,000 grant award from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County.  The funds will be used to maintain current levels of mental health and domestic violence services, to prepare for anticipated increases in demand, and to support families/clients who are in need due [...]

By |2020-04-22T13:39:44-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

Video Counseling Sessions Now Available

The Family Services Counseling Program is open and is currently taking referrals for video-based counseling services. To request a telehealth counseling appointment call our Intake Specialist at (336) 722-8173. At some point in our lives, we all go through relationship stresses, or experiences of depression, anxiety, trauma or loss. In such times it can be [...]

By |2020-04-22T13:10:21-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

Sexual Assault Awareness Month During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Each year, Family Services joins others across the state and nation to recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Even through the lens of a global pandemic, it's important to remember that education and awareness remain a priority. • Based on 2018-19 data, nearly 2,500 North Carolina children under the age of 18, and [...]

By |2020-04-17T15:24:31-04:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

Coping Strategies during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By NICOLE ALFORD, LCSW Family Services Counseling Program Manager All of the below are always important to remember and use with usual daily life stressors and routines. However, they are often the first things we drop when faced with any crisis or emergency situation. The COVID-19 pandemic is an unexpected and unusual type of crisis. [...]

By |2020-04-10T10:02:59-04:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

This is how we measure success.

Hi! My name is Casey Combs and I’m a licensed mental health coach, a marriage and family therapist and I work with the Forsyth County School Readiness Project, which is currently in our fifth year. Before the Coronavirus Pandemic hit, we were going into preschool classrooms where we work directly with teachers — offering training [...]

By |2020-04-08T16:06:38-04:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: General Information|0 Comments