Eliza’s Helping Hands is a local non-profit whose focus is to serve men, women, and children affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other violent crimes that affect our community. We advocate for social justice for those who typically don’t have a voice. We service Forsyth, Davidson and Randolph, and surrounding counties. We are a Black and Hispanic female lead organization that serves the most vulnerable and unserved in our community regardless of background. We however have all lived some of the challenges and experiences of some of the very people that we serve.
Eliza’s Helping Hands, Inc officially began services in the spring of 2015 with the hopes and goals of providing additional resources to survivors and unserved populations in the community. With that, we began serving clients in the community as well as surrounding counties. So it has been our privilege to be able to be in a place to be able to help when we can.
Eliza’s Helping Hands works with the following:
-Forsyth County District Court Services
-Department of Social Services
-Children’s Law Center
-Winston Salem Police Department
-The Winston Salem Sheriff’s Department
-Domestic Violence Victim Crime Unit
-Community Intervention Services
-Winston Salem State University
-Wake Forest University Law Domestic Unit
…just to mention a few!
We are also committed to educating and training future students from local universities who have a shared interest in social work, law, and human-related fields.
Named after her grandmother who was also a giver of the heart, Eliza’s Helping Hands was formed to help victims of various crimes. The COOL Program and Eliza’s Helping Hands grew as the need for more services became apparent. Initially starting at a free space donated by Winston Salem State University, both agencies grew to serving over 5,000 clients to date.
We hope to continue to be able to serve and work alongside all of our community partners and government agencies to continue to advocate for the well being of every person we come in contact with.