RISE Against Domestic Violence

Upcoming Event Links

October 9th : A/perture Film Alice Darling

October 21st : RISE An Unmasquerade

October Calendar

2023 RISE Event List

Want to Help?

Help us raise $150,000 to close the gap to operate the Family Services Shelter.

Giving Levels

$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

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For over 115 years, Family Services has been improving the lives of children and families in Forsyth County by ensuring their safety and well-being.

Over the last year, we supported 1,507 victims in-person for crisis intervention, safety planning, and support. The number of residents seeking help for domestic and family violence increased by 21%. Our staff and volunteers answered 766 Crisis Line calls with compassion and care. And, 4,893 nights of care for women and children were provided in our Shelter for victims of domestic violence.

At Family Services, our work often deals with the most difficult human circumstances imaginable. Join us on October 21st 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.

Need Help?

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 Shelter for victims of domestic violence 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.

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