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Services

The C.A.R.E. Program

“C.A.R.E.” Creating Access to Relationship Enhancement

Our services to victims include crisis intervention, safety planning, need assessments, address confidentiality, case management, information & referrals. Support groups are also offered for victims of domestic abuse, including rape and sexual abuse, incest, child abuse (accompanied by non-offending parent), for those grieving the loss of a DV homicide victim, as well as families and friends of victims, which will help them address their own reactions to victimization, and more effectively support the victim.

Child Care

Based on needs and service availability, we will assist in securing childcare in the community to reduce barriers to job search, maintaining a work schedule, acquiring access to vital resources, attending support group, or counseling.

Voice for Children & Nurturing Families (VCNF)

Our counseling services cater to the needs of individuals and families who have been victims of domestic crimes and abuse. Our philosophy is one that supports and encourages the active participation of our clients in their treatment.
This approach is to empower clients to regain a sense of control over their lives that was often lost due to the traumas experienced. Our array of treatments and mental health services are designed to meet each unique individual’s needs.

Trauma-Focused Treatments

  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Sexual Harm Treatment
  • Grief Counseling
  • Substance Abuse
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Ready to Work Program

Our job readiness program will provide victims with assistance in career planning, resume writing, job interviewing skill building, and up- to-date computer skill training. In addition, our partnership with employers and educational institutions in the community may provide career opportunities to victims looking for employment, or to further their education.

Court Advocacy

Our trained Victim Advocate staff are available to provide FREE court advocacy services tailored to unique individual needs to help domestic violence victims navigate the complicated civil and criminal judicial systems of Forsyth County, including Juvenile Court, Domestic Violence Courts (50-B DVPO & Criminal District Courts), and other family law courts. Staff will also be available to ensure victim safety before, during, and after court proceedings, to advocate for due process for all victims, and to help reduce victims’ anxiety.

District Criminal Court Mediation

Our staff members are trained to facilitate mediation between parties in a dispute. A neutral environment is created for all parties to share their voice and hopefully, a settlement can be agreed upon by all involved.

Supervised Child Visitation

Our sister agency, "Community Intervention & Educational Services", now offers a supervised visitation service. Staff members are trained to supervise family interaction and create a positive environment for relationship-building between parents and children. This service can also be offered through A Voice for Children & Nurturing Families, for those cases that require a therapy along with visitation. Please visit either website: Community Intervention & Educational Services | A Voice for Children & Nurturing Families

Wellness Services

At designated times and locations, survivors of abuse will have opportunities to visit our thrift shop, enjoy yoga classes, arts & crafts classes, and self-defense classes for entertainment, relaxation, and exercising purposes only.

LGBTQ Services

Eliza’s Helping Hands and “The Cool Program” have always had services open to the LGBTQ Community, however we want to make more of an effort to let this community know that we are here should they need services and support. Those services include all of the current services that we currently offer, but catering more specific needs to the LGBTQ community. Counseling, group support, trauma focused mental health services, court advocacy, mediation and community resources.
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Nurturing Parenting Programs

The Nurturing Parenting Programs are a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices. The long term goals are to prevent recidivism in families receiving social services, lower the rate of multi-parent teenage pregnancies, reduce the rate of juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse, and stop the inter-generational cycle of child abuse by teaching positive parenting behaviors.

The Nurturing Programs target all families at risk for abuse and neglect with children birth to 18 years. The programs have been adapted for special populations, including Hmong families, Military families, Hispanic families, African-American families, Teen Parents, Foster and Adoptive Families, Families in Alcohol Treatment and Recovery, Parents with Special Learning Needs, and Families with Children with Health Challenges.

Because every family may require different needs, please contact our office for more details.