Have you experienced domestic violence and are overwhelmed by the process of getting assistance?
Family Services partners with other agencies to give you access to a comprehensive set of services in one centralized location.
Bridges to Hope, Forsyth County’s Family Justice Center, is a “one-stop-shop” of key service providers designed to reduce the stress and trauma that individuals often face as they navigate through the court system. From this one location, you will be able to connect to support from victim advocates and other services such as legal support.
At Bridges to Hope, Family Services advocates can help you assess your risk, safety plan, file for a protective order, and offer referrals for:
shelter and other services
information from law enforcement and the district attorney’s office concerning your court case
Learn more about services provided at or through Bridges to Hope at forsyth.cc/ffjc.
“For eight years I was in a violent relationship, but I kept the violence hidden from family, friends, and coworkers.”
“When I went to the Bridges to Hope Family Justice Center of Forsyth County I met a group of people that changed my life and my children’s lives. It was a very traumatic time and they helped me pull together resources that I didn’t even know existed. Having resources and support in one location was critical for me. Just knowing I had that much support gave me the courage to finally get out of the relationship.”
“I was offered a safe place to stay.”
“They helped me file the paperwork to request a domestic violence protective order.”
“They referred me to Legal Aid, which represented me in court to obtain the protective order.”
“My children and I were referred to a Family Services therapist.”
The Family Services staff is there to help you, give you tools, and point you in the direction to put all the pieces back together.