Sexual Assault

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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 [...]

By | 2017-12-13T14:40:12+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

  • "Text Talk" (NO MORE's Official Super Bowl 50 Ad)

    BREAKING: We have an ad airing during Super Bowl 50 on Sunday!We’re sending an important message to tens of millions of people watching the Super Bowl: We can all help end domestic violence and sexual assault and a great way to start is by recognizing the signs and learning how to help survivors get the support they need and deserve. WATCH and SHARE the NO MORE Super Bowl PSA today:

    Posted by NO MORE Campaign on Thursday, February 4, 2016

“No More” campaign to air during Super Bowl

The "No More" Project is sending a message to tens of millions of people who will watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 7: "We can all help end domestic violence and sexual assault and a great way to start is by recognizing the signs and learning how to help survivors get the support they [...]

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 [...]

Holiday support offers hope

Generous donations helped make the season a little brighter for women and children who sought refuge at Family Services Shelter over the holidays. Area businesses, churches, and individuals coordinated fundraisers and collection drives that resulted in much needed items for displaced families and allowed the Safe Relationships division to replenish valuable resources for ongoing support [...]

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 [...]

Family Services to Host 7th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® to Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault

Family Services Safe Relationships Division will host the seventh annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® on Saturday, September 12, 2015. The walk will begin at Family Services’ Gateway location at 1200 S. Broad Street in Winston-Salem. Participants will walk down Salem Avenue and return to the event site. On-site registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. The walk will begin at [...]

By | 2017-06-09T10:23:45+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Updates|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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+00:00 December 20th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Winston Salem Journal Guest columnist DeWanna Hamlin on treating sexual assault victims with respect

There isn’t anything funny or comical about rape or someone’s body being violated. There is something reprehensible about bystanders witnessing the violation of another human being and failing to say or do anything to stop it. Think India. Think Steubenville, Ohio. Think most college campuses. So often, we blame victims of domestic violence or sexual [...]

By | 2015-09-06T23:11:11+00:00 March 13th, 2013|Categories: In the News|Tags: , |0 Comments