Support is All Around You
You are not alone. Get safe, private information to help your family find a path towards healing.
If you need urgent support, call when you need us - day or night - 919-403-6562
The Durham community has built a network of support for families to seek healing after violence in the home.
To get connected with the services that your family needs, contact Sabrina Bristo, Project Coordinator/Advocate, at (919) 560-8947 or to get started.
There is more than one way forward to a safe future for your family. If you just need somebody to talk to or need help finding the support your family needs, we are here to help you. Remember, you can receive help regardless of immigration status.
Let’s work together to find solutions for your family. Your kids count on you for physical and emotional safety, and you can count on us to help your family forward.
Our network of support can help you:
Know where to go
Learn what to expect
Help you through the system to get services you need
It’s never too late to get the care your family needs. Together, we can take the first step. You decide each step of the way. A better future for your child starts with asking for help now or in the future.
Every Family Needs Support. We Are Here to Help.
One call can make a huge difference for you and your kids.
Healthy Relationships, Happy Kids
Everyone deserves to be loved, respected, and cared for in their relationships. People in healthy relationships:
Treat each other with kindness
Listen to each other’s wants and needs
Feel safe and supported
Want the best for each other
It’s good for parents, and really good for kids, too.
If you are not in a safe, healthy relationship—it’s time to get help. You are not alone.
Support for You
Do you have high levels of anxiety and stress at home?
Are you afraid for yourself or your kids?
Do you feel isolated from people who support you?
Does your partner physically or verbally hurt you?
Does your partner try to control your actions?
Do you feel like your partner is stalking you while you are outside the home or at work?
Now is the time to ask for help.
You matter a lot. And your kids need you. Getting help for yourself can make a huge difference for you and your kids.
You are not alone. Get safe, private information to help your family on a path towards healing.
Support for Kids
We know you love your children. Being a loving and protective parent is the best way you
can help your kids through tough times.
Kids hear and see much more than we realize.
Kids may act out or withdraw to express their hurt.
Help your child talk about how they feel.
Spend time with your kids doing something they enjoy.
Older kids might need special support.
Get support for your kids if they need it.
When you are safe and happy, your kids are, too.
Referrals Can Help
Getting help for yourself and your children can be the first step toward a safer home and healthier future. Local groups can help with:
Child care and children’s programs
Counseling and emotional and behavioral services.
All families need support. We are here to help!
Support Our neighbors
Seeing a family in crisis can leave you wanting to do something, anything. Being a caring neighbor means carefully giving information to victims without endangering his/her safety.
Download our palm card and give it to the family in crisis. [Link to palm card PDF] To protect the victim in the home, give them the card discreetly and in private. Also, read these tips for more ways to safely intervene. [Link to
Read this website for ways to engage a child after there is violence in the home. [Link to ]
Contact Sabrina Bristo, Project Coordinator/Advocate, at (919) 560-8947 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get ideas of where to start for your community.
They will put you in touch with the supportive services in the Durham Domestic Violence Integrated Response System
Durham Crisis Response Center
Crisis hotline, shelter, counseling services, legal aid
24-hour Crisis Line: 919-403-6562 (English)
Center for Child and Family Health
Emotional and behavioral services for children and families
Exchange Family Center
Prevention programs and emotional and behavioral services for families
Durham County DSS/Prevention Services
Referrals for housing, childcare, family counseling, legal aid
Durham Police Department Victim Services Unit
Victim advocacy and referrals, case updates
DCRC Family Justice Center
Protective orders, Explanation of court procedures
Resources for Older Children:
Talking to teens about healthy relationships - http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/abuse.html?ref=search&WT.ac=msh-t-dtop-en-search-clk
Preventing violence for men and boys - http://www.acalltomen.org/
Supporting older children - http://promising.futureswithoutviolence.org/what-do-kids-need/supporting-parenting/resources-for-families/
Telling your child it's not their fault - NCTSN factsheets (particularly #4)
What to do if kids are acting out and parents are overwhelmed - NCTSN factsheets (particularly #7)
EMERGENCY / CRISIS INTERVENTION
POLICE/FIRE/EMS ………………………………….…....…………. 911
National DV Hotline …….…………………. …..…… 800-799-SAFE
National Crisis Line …………………………………. 866-WE-LISTEN
Child Help Hotline …………………….……………. 1-800-4A-CHILD
For more information on resources available to help, please visit Durham Network of Care:
This resource is supported by Grant Number 90EV0449 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Points of view in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.