To provide supportive services and programs to victims/survivors and reduce the occurrence of domestic violence and sexual assault in Granville County through community awareness, education and collaboration with key constituencies.
All services are free and confidential and provided regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race, sexual or religious orientation, immigration status or national origin.
Trained advocates are available to provide support through safety planning, crisis intervention, assessment of needs, identification of options, community referrals, and assistance with obtaining emergency safe shelter.
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING AND SUPPORT
Advocacy counselors are available who understand the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence. Confidential sessions are held on a walk-in or appointment basis. Our youth counselor works with young children to help them identify emotions, develop coping skills and a personalized safety plan.
Weekly support groups are available to survivors who are currently or have previously experienced domestic abuse or sexual assault, providing a safe and confidential environment for participants to explore their experiences. Click here for a current list of groups.
This program (Click here for program description) is designed to empower survivors–mind, body and spirit–towards thriving survivors! Services include groups and workshops focusing on self-discovery and self-image, communication skills, stress and money management, and Nurturing Parenting Skills.
Court advocates provide support to victims in both civil and criminal proceedings providing information on available legal options (i.e. protective orders, criminal charges), what to expect and how to prepare for a hearing, referral to other agency services, and safety planning. We do not provide legal advice; however, free Legal Clinics are available to answer questions about separation, divorce, child custody, immigration, criminal proceedings and civil orders.
EMERGENCY SHELTER PLACEMENT
To ensure immediate safety, victims will be assisted in finding emergency shelter placement.
Violence Prevention classes are taught in house and at local schools. Students learn about healthy relationships and the warning signs of abusive behavior.
Speakers are available to present programs to professional and community groups, corporations and the faith community on domestic and sexual violence dynamics, prevalence and prevention. Tabletop displays are also available for health and educational fairs.