Programs and Services
If you or someone you know is abused or assaulted, call our 24-hour help line at 919-403-6562 to access any of the following services:
We also offer the following community services:
24-Hour Help Line
The help line serves as the gateway to all of the shelter and support services offered by DCRC, including case management, counseling, and legal advocacy. Trained advocates are available 24 hours a day to provide support through active listening, crisis intervention, community referrals, safety planning and emergency room accompaniment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. All calls are confidential. Spanish speaking callers should call 919-519-3735.
Information and Case Management
DCRC office staff are available during office hours (Monday – Friday, 9-5pm) to provide information, one-on-one support, and assistance for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault to address any needs that they may have to rebuild their lives free of violence.
Sexual Assault Services for Individuals & Families
If you are the victim of a sexual assault or rape, you will find important information in our Resources section about what you should do immediately.
DCRC provides services to any individual 13 years and older who has been affected by rape or sexual violence. It does not matter when the sexual assault or abuse occurred. These services include personal case management, crisis intervention and ongoing emotional support, advocacy and accompaniment (to court, the hospital, and follow-up medical appointments), support groups, and counseling.
DCRC also offers information on the effects of sexual violence and abuse, resources for survivors, safety planning and safety options, support groups, in-person support sessions, as well as professional counseling for the trauma of sexual assault and for adults who have survived childhood sexual abuse.
If you or a friend, loved one, or family member who has been affected by sexual assault or abuse, please call and connect with our programs.
The Durham Crisis Response Center provides information, support and advocacy for victims of domestic and sexual violence throughout the criminal or civil justice system. The DCRC Legal Advocate is not an attorney and does not provide legal representation or advice, only advocacy. The Legal Advocate may answer questions about what to expect, explain the options available, refer survivors to other DCRC services, assist with safety planning, and accompany survivors through any criminal or civil process to ensure their rights.
DCRC offers support groups to adult and adolescent survivors who are currently or have previously experienced domestic violence and sexual assault. Support groups encourage participants to explore their experiences in a safe and supportive environment. Click here for a current list of groups. Please call 919-403-9425 to speak to a Counselor about current group sessions.
Specialized Safety Programs
DCRC offers 911-ready cell phones, and safety planning free of charge to victims at high risk of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Temporary Emergency Shelter
DCRC’s emergency shelter gives women and children a safe and supportive environment where they can begin to recover from the effects of domestic violence. The shelter offers case management and counseling, as well as assistance with legal, housing, and employment needs. Spanish-speaking staff is available.
Therapeutic counseling is available to survivors of abuse, secondary survivors, as well as family and loved ones. Please call 919-403-9425 for more information and to set up an appointment.
Additional Community Services
Community Education and Training
Workshops about domestic and sexual violence, sexual harassment and date rape prevention are available for local schools, community groups and professionals, including local law enforcement, health and medical personnel. Displays with DCRC info are available for community events. Please call 919-403-9425.
Rape Prevention Education
Rape prevention education impacts the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that lead to sexual violence. Through programs, workshops, and trainings, DCRC is working to reduce the incidences of sexual violence in our communities. For more information please call 919-403-9425.
Durham County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response Teams
The Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) and the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) are multidisciplinary teams of community members partnering together to provide inter-agency, coordinated responses to domestic and sexual violence. These teams build communication and collaboration between social service, healthcare, and criminal justice agencies to ensure a transition from victim to survivor for every individual whose life is impacted by domestic and sexual violence.
For more information about DVRT or SART, contact the office at 919-403-9425.