Families Living Violence Free is Granville County’s domestic violence and rape crisis center. Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 2004, we are certified by the Governor’s Crime Commission and the North Carolina Council for Women/Domestic Violence Commission and the designated Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault service provider to victims in our county.
All of our services are free and confidential, Families Living Violence Free provides services regardless of immigration status, age, physical or mental ability, gender identity or expression, race, creed, sexual orientation, or religious orientation.
Families Living Violence Free is governed by a Board of Directors which is actively engaged in determining our strategic direction, defining our goals and objectives as related to our mission, and evaluating the success of our services toward achieving our mission. The board also ensures that our resources are managed effectively with proper financial controls in place to remain accountable to our donors and the public.
A wide array of services are free and confidential and are provided regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race, sexual or religious orientation, immigration status, or national origin.24-HOUR
CRISIS/SUPPORT LINE, 7 DAYS PER WEEK
Trained advocates are available 24/7 to provide support through crisis intervention, an assessment of needs, the identification of options, safety planning, referrals, education, and prevention in the community.
INDIVIDUAL ADVOCACY, 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. We also provide an address confidentiality program, which allows clients to keep their location confidential. Our youth counselor works with young children to help them identify emotions, develop coping skills, and create 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.
Services include groups and workshops focusing on self-discovery and self-image, communication skills, stress and money management, and Nurturing Parenting skills.YOUTH
Violence prevention classes are taught at local schools and after-school programs. Students learn about healthy relationships, gender role stereotypes, conflict resolution, and building self-esteem.
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.
COURT AND HOSPITAL ADVOCACY
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. Hospital advocates accompany victims to the hospital for forensic exams.
EMERGENCY SHELTER PLACEMENT
To ensure immediate safety, victims will be assisted in finding emergency safe shelter placement.SPECIAL TRAINING
Special training includes Nurturing Parenting, DV101, SA101, & Wiping Out Abuse and Violence Through Education.