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North Carolina Domestic and Intimate Partner Abuse Services

North Carolina is home to over 400 nonprofit organizations serving different causes. For those experiencing domestic abuse or intimate partner violence, the resources below provide immediate help. We've separated resources into two categories, those that offer shelters and safe houses to help you quickly leave a dangerous situation and those that provide other services. Most organizations that provide shelters and safe houses also provide additional services like counseling and court advocacy.

Shelters and Safe Houses in North Carolina

Safe Alliance
Safe Alliance's mission is to help survivors of domestic violence heal and find hope. They provide services in the greater Charlotte area. They also provide some services in the Lake Norman area.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 980-771-4673 (HOPE)
Address: 601 East Fifth Street-Administrative Office Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28202
Services: Domestic violence shelter, Court assistance program and Trauma resource.

Albemarle Hopeline, Inc
Albemarle Hopeline is a private, non-profit organization that provides a wide range of services in the counties of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank, Perquimans and Gates in North Carolina.

Crisis Hotline: 252-338-3011
Address: P.O. Box 2064, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Services:  Shelter, Court advocacy, Crisis response to hospitals, and Counseling

CARE Center Family Violence Program
CARE Center Family Violence Program provides services to survivors of domestic violence and intimate partner violence in Cumberland County.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 910-677-2532
  • Cumberland County Department of Social Services, 1225 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC  28301
  • Family Resource Center, 103 Laketree Blvd, Spring Lake, NC 28390
Services: Safe house, Crisis line, Advocacy, Legal information, Training, Case management, Individual counseling, Parenting workshops, and Women's and children's support groups.

Carteret County Domestic Violence Program
Carteret County Domestic Violence Program, Inc provides services to victims of domestic violence and intimate partner violence in Carteret county.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 252-728-3788
Address: P.O. Box 2279, Morehead City, NC 28557
Services: Emergency shelter, Support groups, Information and referrals, Individual counseling, Court and hospital advocacy, Case management and Training.

Cleveland County Abuse Prevention Council, Inc.
Cleveland County Abuse Prevention Council provides services to victims of domestic violence and intimate partner violence in Cleveland County.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 704-481-0043
Office Number: 704-487-9325
Address: PO Box 2589 Shelby, NC 28151
Services: Safe shelter, Court advocacy, Professional counseling, Support groups, Hospital accompaniment, and Comprehensive case management.

Center For Family Violence Prevention
The Center For Family Violence Prevention is a non-profit agency serving survivors of domestic abuse and intimate partner violence. They have offices in Pitt, Martin and Washington County.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 252-752-3811
Services: New Directions safe house, Individual case management, Support groups, Advocacy, Counseling, Food and clothing support and Referrals to other community agencies.

Coastal Women's Shelter
Coastal Women's Shelter provides no-cost services to women survivors of domestic violence and intimate partner violence and their children in Craven, Pamlico and Jones Counties.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 252-638-5995
Address: 1333 S Glenburnie Rd New Bern, NC 28562
Services: Court advocacy, Support groups, Transportation, Employment resources, Food, clothing, and tuition assistance.

CVAN (Cabarrus Victims Assistance Network)
CVAN is a family shelter for battered women and their children. They have programs that are children and teen-specific, as well as meeting the needs of the women they serve.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 704-788-2826
Services: Family shelter for women and children, Peer counseling, Court advocacy and Support groups.

D.A.A. is a non-profit agency of Alleghany County that provides assistance to both local and federal survivors of domestic violence. Spanish interpreters are available for necessary, required appointments.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 336-372-DANA (3262)
Espanol: 336-657-0466
Address: P.O. Box 1643, Sparta, NC 28675
Services: Shelter, Referrals to appropriate support agencies, Educational programs, Hospital and court advocacy, English and Spanish support groups, and Transportation to appointments.

Davie Center for Violence Prevention
Davie Center for Violence Prevention provides services to victims of domestic violence and intimate partner violence in Davie County free of charge. Services include: emergency shelter assistance, counseling, support groups, support and referrals, court advocacy and other educational and assistance programs.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 336-751-HELP (4357)
Address: 123 South Main Street, Mocksville, NC 2728

Fifth Street Ministries
Fifth Street Ministries provides services to victims of domestic violence and intimate partner violence services in Iredell County. Their program, called My Sister's House, serves women and their children. Other programs from Fifth Street Ministries may also serve men.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 704-872-3403
Office Phone: 704-872-4045
Address: 1421 Fifth Street, Statesville, NC 28687
Services: Family shelter, Hospital and court advocacy, Safety planning and support groups, Case management services, and Referrals to other agencies.

Domestic Violence Shelter and Service, Inc
Domestic Violence Shelter and Services provides domestic violence services to victims of domestic violence and intimate partner violence. Residency in their shelter is not required to receive services.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 910-343-0703
Services: Emergency shelter, Information and referral services, Support groups, and Children's programs.

Durham Crisis Response Center
Durham Crisis Response Center provide non-residential services to survivors. They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 919-403-6562
Office Phone: 919-403-9425
Address: 206 N. Dillard St., Durham, NC 27701
Services: Shelter with food and clothing support, Support groups, Legal advocacy, Information and referrals, and Crisis intervention and safety planning.

Esther House of Stanly County
Esther House of Stanly County is a non-profit organization that provides a safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with resources and support.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 704-961-7500
Albemarle Address: Albemarle Office -- 313 N. Second St., Albemarle, NC 28002 
Phone number: 704-961-7502
Concord Address: 300 Copperfield Blvd, Suite 204; Concord, NC 28025
Phone number: 704-721-0018
Services: Shelter, Court advocacy, Safety planning, Case management, Support groups, Counseling for adults and children, and Training and future preparation, such as job counseling.

Other Resources in North Carolina

For those that don't need a shelter or safe house, there are additional resources you can use depending on your location and unique needs.

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 877-625-4726
Phone: 704-336-3210
Address: Valerie C. Woodard Center, 3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000, Charlotte, NC 28208
Services: Counseling and support groups, Substance use services, and teen & youth education.

Mecklenburg County Prevention and Intervention Services
Mecklenburg County provides resources for survivors of domestic abuse that focus on preventing abuse and violence and intervening in existing situations.

Kiran is a statewide non-profit organization that serves and empowers South Asian survivors of domestic violence.

Office Phone: 919-831-4203
Address: 1012 Oberlin Road; Raleigh, NC 27605
Services: Safety planning, Secure housing assistance, Resource referrals, Translation assistance, and Client advocacy and secondary family services.

Legal Aid of North Carolina
Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, non-profit law firm that provides free legal assistance to low-income North Carolinians in civil matters pertaining to basic human needs such as shelter, safety, income and more. They have formal collaborative agreements with more than sixty North Carolina service organizations and informal working relationships with many others. 

Apply for help by phone: 866-219-5262 (LANC)
Address: 224 S. Dawson St., Raleigh, NC 27601
Apply for help online:
All other calls: 919-856-2157
Services: Consumer legal assistance to keep your assets, Employment and wage legal services to secure employment and benefits, Family law legal support, and Government, housing, and other legal support.

National Domestic Violence Resources 
National domestic violence resources are one of the best places for survivors or people who are currently in a dangerous situation to seek help. Resources are available throughout the United States and typically focus on hotlines and online chat that's free and available 24/7.Professionals and volunteers manning these services can help survivors understand their situation and the best way to move forward, including potentially connecting you with local resources and agencies that can help you directly.

National Domestic Violence Hotline The National Domestic Violence Hotline has highly trained advocates to talk with confidentially for anyone experiencing domestic violence or just looking for information or resources. They are also prepared to talk with individuals who are questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship with someone else.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 800-799-7233
TTY: 800-787-3224
Services: Information and advice

National Hotline for Men Who Were Sexually Abused or Assaulted
The National Hotline for Men provides 24/7 support for men who have experienced sexual abuse.

Online Chat Service:
Services:  Information and advice for men National Sexual Assault Hotline
The National Sexual Assault Hotline provides 24/7 support for survivors of sexual violence. It is confidential and available for both survivors and their families.

24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Online Chat Service:
Services: Information and advice

Love Is Respect
Support Hotline: 1-866-331-9474
TTY: 1-866-331-8453
Text: loveis to 22522
Chat Online:
Services: Information and advice for safety planning, self-care, and Referral services to supporting agencies

Womens Law provides a list of organizations that provide free to low-cost legal services to victims of domestic violence and intimate partner violence. Listings are by city where the office is located, but most offices serve multiple counties that are listed whenever possible.
Services:  Legal information and advice

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Inc. (MIWRC)
MIWRC is a national Native-led non-profit organization that helps Native (American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian) women and their children have access to culturally grounded services designed for and by Native women and making sure that they receive justice both on and off tribal lands.

Phone: 406-477-3896
Toll-Free: 855-649-7299
Address: 515 Lame Deer Avenue, P.O. Box 99 (mailing), Lame Deer MT 59043
Services:  Information and support services, such as referrals and advocacy.

COVID-19 Resources  

Courage Talk with Dr. James C. Rachal, physician at Atrium Health with a specialty in psychiatry.

As the spread of COVID19 continues, many are working from home and facing quarantines. We understand that home might be a dangerous place to self-isolate for those experiencing #domesticviolence or #sexualassault