336-865-0388 (english/español) *24-Hour Emergency Line

Community Resources

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office

This is the primary resource in Forsyth County for victims of domestic violence.

Winston-Salem Police Department Victim Crime Unit

Please feel free to contact the VAU:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Forsyth County Department of Social Services

Project Reentry

Next Step Ministries

Domestic Violence Victim Safe Place
(336) 413-585824 Hour Crisis Line

Legal Aid of Northwest North Carolina

North Carolina Victim Assistance Network

This is the state resource for individuals and families affected by homicide and other violent crimes.

Additional Community Resources

Forsyth County Salvation Army
(336) 723-6366

Winston-Salem Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
(336) 727-2850

Centenary United Methodist Church
646 W Fifth Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 724-6311

Kernersville-East Forsyth Emergency Assistance
431 West Bodenhamer Street, Kernersville, North Carolina 27284-2502
(336) 996-5401

Experiment in Self-Reliance
(336) 722-9400

Sunnyside Ministry of the Moravian Church
(336) 724-7558

St. Peter's Family Support Program
3643 Old Lexington Road, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27107
(336) 784-1887

King Outreach Ministry
(336) 983-4357

Winston-Salem Urban League

AGAPE Care and Share
(336) 744-4004

Bridges Church
(336) 782-2253

Christ Rescue Temple food pantry
(336) 722-9841

New Jerusalem Church
(336) 723-9743

Morris Chapel
(336) 595-8101

Hispanic Clinic, Novant Health
(336) 718-5000

Rental assistance programs.

Find help paying your rent from various government, local, national, non-profit and charity programs. Some of the resources may provide direct rental or financial assistance, while others will offer referrals or help people sign up for public funding or private resources.

State assistance programs and organizations

Many states and local governments operate agencies and public assistance type programs that can help you with paying your rent, security deposits, and other housing expenses. For example Massachusetts offers RAFT, the TDHCA rent assistance program is available in Texas, the Florida EFAHP program, Connecticut RAP, and many others. Contact the assistance agencies and programsin your state to get information on rent help from these types of resources, or call your localcommunity action agency to learn about what other government services and programs may be available.

Rent assistance from Federal Stimulus Program

The federal government is providing billions of dollars for housing and rental assistance as a result of the stimulus program. The name of the program being funded is The Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (more on this program), and most of the rental help is being distributed at the local  government level. So your local social service agency, county government, charities and other organizations will process applications.

Rental Assistance from Federal Government Organizations

The largest program is HUD (Housing and Urban Development). Almost 1.5 million families use this program and it helps those in need pay their rent and security deposits. Other housing costs such as energy bills may be paid for as well. It is targeted to low income individuals, including senior citizens and the disabled. In addition to offering grants that help pay rent, the government Rental Voucher Program also helps to increase the availability of affordable housing choices by allowing families to select privately owned rental housing.

Programs for free health care

Low income families and people who lack insurance may qualify for free health care programs. Resources are offered by a variety of public and private organizations across the country. Many providers, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, hospitals and non-profits offer free or very low cost medical care programs. This can include vision care, dental services, and more. Find free health care programs.

Clinics provide free health or dental care to those who qualifyState, county, and local medical clinics and providers will provide free services, including dental and mental health. Many of the locations are also federal government qualified locations.