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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) [...]

Governor McCrory declares January as Stalking Awareness Month

Governor Pat McCrory proclaimed January to be Stalking Awareness Month in North Carolina. He is the first governor to do so. Stalking can be defined as the willful and repeated following, watching and/or harassing of another person. Unlike other crimes, which usually involve one act, stalking is a series of actions that occur over a [...]

Redeemer Presbyterian Church brings hope to victims of domestic violence

Today, Family Services received a donation in the amount of $1,300 from Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem to support the women's shelter.  Wendy Browne, director of congregational care, and church member Janice Kraft personally delivered the congregation's gift to Joetta Shepherd, director of the Safe Relationships division at Family Services' Gateway offices. The church's gift will help provide [...]

Making the holiday season brighter at the Women’s Shelter

The holiday months can be particularly difficult on families. Many families and individuals seek the help of Family Services as a result of experiencing sexual assault and/or domestic violence, which generally increases by at least 10% during the holiday season. While no one can change the past, Family Services strives to help people rebuild their [...]

Transformational Goals for a Better Community

  If you were to go to sleep tonight and wake up ten years from now to find that your community had changed for the better, what would be different? When members of Family Services' Board of Directors were asked this question as part of a strategic planning process earlier this year, they answered by [...]

By |2015-09-25T16:50:11-04:00August 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Family Services to participate in Monument Quilt

Family Services will participate in the Monument Quilt by displaying a quilt square as part of the Wake Forest University’s collection of squares from other local schools, campus and community organizations. The Monument Quilt is a crowd-sourced collection of thousands of stories from survivors of rape and abuse that tells their stories by stitching together [...]

By |2015-08-28T12:57:42-04:00April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Updates|Tags: , |0 Comments

Family Services Seeks Public Support as it Sets Broader Goals

Family Services has launched a $250,000 annual campaign that highlights the agency’s childhood development programs and domestic violence services and shows how all of Family Services’ programs work together to “ensure that all families and children are safe, secure and able to reach their full potential.” Federal and state subsidies for Family Services’ numerous programs [...]

Domestic Violence Not a Private Family Matter,
It’s a Community Matter

The National Football League found the spotlight reserved for violence on the field being shared with stories of off-the-field violence involving several of its players. The Ray Rice video and news accounts of other players involved in family violence have riveted the nation’s attention. Will we look back at this time as a turning point [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:45-04:00December 20th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Winston Salem Journal Opinion-Guest Columnist: Susan Browder on losing a daughter to domestic violence

Domestic violence doesn’t play favorites. The truth is domestic violence occurs in every neighborhood. In homes large and small. Every day, right here in our community. And its effects are almost always out of sight. That’s why, for those of us in healthy relationships, domestic violence is often out of mind. October is national Domestic [...]

By |2015-09-06T22:57:49-04:00September 30th, 2013|Categories: In the News|Tags: , |0 Comments