We offer help to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and abuse, whether past or present. We also offer help to family and friends of survivors. You can reach us 24 hrs a day at 919-545-0224. We can help you decide what, if anything, you want to do. Our services are free and confidential, with the exception of the legal requirement to report incidents of child abuse.
Making the decision to reach out and tell someone about your experience can be difficult. It can also be empowering. Our Advocates will honor your feelings, decisions and choices about your own healing process.
- Get to a safe place as quickly as possible. If you need immediate help, call 911.
- Know that you did nothing wrong. What happened is not your fault!
- Call us at 919-545-0224. We can help you figure out what to do next. And we can go with you if you decide to go to the hospital or to law enforcement.
- Consider getting medical attention for injuries, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and pregnancy.
- It is best not to shower or change clothes. If you go to the hospital, medical staff can collect evidence from your body and clothes. However, you can still receive medical care even if you decide not to press charges.
- Get emotional support from family, friends, and us. You may want to think about filing a report with law enforcement. If you want, you can make a blind report; this is when you file a report without giving your name.
- Our Advocates can provide ongoing emotional support to sexual violence survivors. We can support you immediately after an assault and also long after an assault.