WHEN: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 7

WHERE: Family Services, 1200 S. Broad St.

RSVP: Michelle Kline — 336.722.8173

Family Services is hosting a monthly Survivor Advocacy Group to support survivors and their advocacy initiatives in Forsyth County.

Survivor Advocacy Group

A monthly Survivor Advocacy Group will meet at Family Services to support the advocacy work of survivors in our community. The first meeting is March 7 from 5 – 7 pm at Family Services. The group will serve to encourage survivors in their own advocacy efforts, share resources and ideas for advocacy, and to identify areas for needed advocacy, related to family violence prevention. In addition, the group will also advise the continued development of a Forsyth County Family Justice Center.

For a brief history leading up to the Family Justice Center initiative in Forsyth County, please see below:

More than 13 years ago, Safe on Seven became the first multi-agency center in North Carolina to provide support and services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in one location.

Family Services, alongside several community partners, continues to be a leader in the work of family violence prevention and support, and we are excited to move toward a greater vision for Forsyth County – the establishment of a Family Justice Center.

The Center will be a victim-centered, trauma-informed environment in which domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse resources are centrally located and partners work in collaboration to provide victims, survivors, and their children access to services in one safe and welcoming place. Survivor involvement is a critical component of the development of a Family Justice Center, and is a high priority in the development of the Forsyth County Family Justice Center.