RISE Against Domestic Violence
For 115 years, Family Services has been improving the lives of children and families in Forsyth County by ensuring their safety and well-being.
Last year, the WSPD reported nearly 7,000 incidents of domestic violence as our staff and volunteers handled nearly 2,000 Crisis Line calls.
With COVID-19, abused women and children are now literally trapped at home with their abusers.
At Family Services, our work often deals with the most difficult human circumstances imaginable. So while we’re unable to gather this October for our annual fundraising event, we ask for your support as we RISE together to support survivors during Domestic Violence Awareness month.
Home is often the most dangerous place in America for women.
Want to Help?
Help us raise $60,000 to close the gap to operate the Family Services Shelter.
$5,000—average cost to house one woman or child for their stay
$2,500—cost of Shelter staff support for one week
$1,000—cost to operate the Shelter for a single day
$500—cost of utilities for one week
$250—cost of food and beverages for residents for one week
$100—cost of bus passes for residents for one month
Family Services has been improving the lives of children and families in Forsyth County for nearly 116 years. We have been the caretakers of the Women’s Shelter since the 1980s. Leaving an abusive partner can be risky and frightening. If you or your children need to escape a dangerous home situation, our staff will be ready for you.
If you are the victim of domestic violence we are here for you—day and night—to help you deal with your situation and emotions. Whether you were a victim minutes ago, days ago or years ago, Family Services is here to help you gain peace of mind by providing empathy and emotional support through our services provided by caring and professional staff. Learn more about how we can help.