Programs and Services
FVRC defines “intervention services” as those occurring after domestic or sexual violence has affected an individual or family.
24-hour Crisis Intervention
FVRC provides crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, offering information and referrals, safety planning, emotional support, accompaniment and advocacy. Staff advocates are available for in-person services during office hours at the Pittsboro and Siler City locations. Volunteer advocates answer calls from their home phones outside of business hours.
FVRC advocates attend all civil and criminal district court sessions to assist victims in understanding and utilizing the justice system.
Please contact our office for more information.
On-going group sessions with a focus on healing, assertiveness, self-esteem and empowerment are offered for women and children. Support groups are offered in Siler City and Pittsboro.
Individual and Family Counseling
Adult and child victims are assisted with their healing process, exploration of options, and establishing goal and plans for creating safe, rewarding, and violence-free lives. In-home counseling is offered to promote family bonding and the establishment of violence-free homes.
PEACE Program (People Ending Abuse through Counseling and Education)
Individuals can learn to establish nonviolent relationships in a 26-week, state-certified batterers intervention program, which provides assessments, information and referrals, counseling and education.
Since 1996, FVRC has offered a weeklong summer day camp for children ages 6-12. Campers build self-esteem and conflict resolution skills through art and nature projects and facilitated group recreational activities.
FVRC believes that education is essential to breaking the cycles of domestic and sexual violence. We work in our community and in classrooms to teach our neighbors and children how to lead peaceful lives or help a friend in need.
Coordinated Community Response
Founded in 1997, the Coalition for Family Peace has more than 80 members representing the justice, health care, educational and human services systems, faith-based communities, and businesses throughout Chatham County. Members work together to improve the county’s response to domestic and sexual violence by promoting collaboration. The Coalition also provides extensive professional training, community education and public awareness programs.
School-based Prevention Program
Established in 1984, this program provides age-appropriate education in each 4th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade classroom in Chatham County focused on preventing child abuse, sexual assault and relationship violence. Teacher and counselor workshops are available on request.
Community-based Prevention Programs
Prevention is accomplished by proactive community programs such as faith partnerships, men’s groups and an after school program for young men working to end sexual violence.
The Coalition for Family Peace was founded in 1997 to improve the community’s response to domestic violence. Today the Coalition enlists the support of more than 80 members representing organizations throughout Chatham County. The justice, heath care, educational and human services systems, faith-based communities, businesses and individual citizens all work together to improve the county’s response to domestic and sexual violence by promoting community collaboration. The Coalition also provides extensive professional training, community education and public awareness programs.
FVRC and four other organizations founded the Coalition for Family Peace in 1997. A grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded the project to study the impact of a coordinated community response on preventing and reducing domestic violence. When funding from the CDC expired in 2003, FVRC accepted the Coalition as one of its programs. Sexual assault response was added to its mission.
The Coalition works through task forces that meet monthly, with the entire membership meeting quarterly over lunch. The task forces include: Community Awareness, Community Peace Training, Criminal Justice, Victims Services and the Hispanic Task Force (Comitè Hispano).