Domestic Violence

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Ways to report domestic abuse

The tragic news of two domestic violence related incidents in our community is a reminder to learn the warning signs and how to provide support. Safe on Seven Coordinator Alexis Daniels tells WXII 12 NEWS how to report domestic abuse.

Safe on Seven has a new location

Forsyth County’s Domestic Violence Center will move from the Hall of Justice to a new location in east downtown Winston-Salem. On Monday, January 8, 2018, Family Services will operate Forsyth County’s Domestic Violence Center from a new location. Safe on Seven (SOS) is moving from the seventh floor of the Hall of Justice building, where [...]

Arts Council Partners with Family Services on Family Violence Prevention initiatives

Arts Council Hosting Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events, Partnering with Family Services in Family Violence Prevention  This week, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is partnering with Family Services and its Family Violence Prevention Initiative and presenting a series of events to shine a light on domestic and family [...]

Participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month  (DVAM). As Family Services strengthens its initiative to eliminate family violence in our community, we are grateful for every opportunity to promote and educate people in family violence prevention. During the month of October, we hope you will partner with Family Services and other community organizations in this endeavor [...]

Winston-Salem woman receives help to escape domestic violence – Video

Video: Domestic Violence is Never OK One Winston-Salem woman credits WSPD and Family Services in her efforts to escape domestic violence and urges others to speak up so they can get help. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Prevention is the best defense. Call 911 for an emergency 24-hour crisis lines at Family Services (336) [...]

Volunteers are a lifeline for people in crisis

By Vonda Henderson for Forsyth Family Magazine (October 2017) Domestic violence happens anytime, anywhere, and often with no warning signals. The volunteer program at Family Services includes a dedicated, well-trained team that covers the crisis phones after work hours and provides access to emergency support and shelter, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Meet a [...]

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The Silent Victims of Family Violence

As published in Forsyth Woman and Forsyth Family Magazines (August 2017) Family violence is a significant public health concern that demands community-wide attention. The effects of domestic violence on women have been well documented; however, the impact on children who witness domestic violence has received less attention. This is surprising, considering that an estimated three to [...]

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Family Services rallies nine groups to launch the Family Violence Prevention Initiative

BY TEVIN STINSON |  Photo by Daryl Shaw  |  Event Photo Gallery THE WINSTON-SALEM CHRONICLE  Family Services isn’t pulling any punches in the fight against domestic violence here in Forsyth County. Holding fast to their mission to help families and children reach their full potential through community partnerships, last October, Family Services rallied nine local organizations [...]

Time to do more as domestic, child violence declines

By Bob Feikema As published in The Winston-Salem Journal, Monday, December 19, 2016 Imagine opening your morning paper to these headlines: Intimate partner violence is down by 63%!   Child abuse and neglect rates have dropped by 40%!  Sexual abuse of children has declined by 62%!  You wouldn’t be dreaming. These are the facts.  You can look them [...]

Preventing Family Violence

It’s October, the month that is nationally designated for generating awareness and raising action around family violence, a critical issue that undermines the full vitality of our community. At Family Services, this month-long emphasis is carried out in daily, year-long action. Family Services strives to remove the barriers that prevent all children and families from [...]