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Programs and Services

FVRC defines “intervention services” as those occurring after domestic or sexual violence has affected an individual or family.

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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.

Court Advocacy

FVRC advocates attend all civil and criminal district court sessions to assist victims in understanding and utilizing the justice system.

Emergency Sheltering

Please contact our office for more information.

Support Groups

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.

Camp Dragonfly

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.