Serving the Greater Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Area
The C.A.R.E. Program
Creating Access to Relationship Enhancement
- Crisis Intervention
- Safety Planning
- Needs Assessment
- Case Management
- Referrals to additional support services
- Support groups 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 domestic violence 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.
Voice for Children &
Nurturing Families (VCNF)
Counseling services for individuals and families who have been victims of domestic crimes and abuse.
- Creating a safe space for clients to be active participants in their treatment by empowering them to regain a sense of control over their lives that is often lost due to trauma.
- Mental health services designed to meet each individual’s needs.
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Sexual Harm Treatment
- Grief Counseling
- Substance Abuse
- Play Therapy
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Provides survivors with assistance in career planning, resumé writing, job interviewing skill-building, and up-to-date computer skill training.
- Our partnerships with employers and educational institutions in the community often provide career opportunities to victims looking for employment or to further their education.
- Our Victim Advocate staff is available to provide FREE court advocacy services tailored to unique individual needs to help domestic violence victims navigate the complicated civil and criminal justice systems of Forsyth County, including:
- Juvenile Court
- Domestic Violence Courts (50-B DVPO & Criminal District Courts), and other family law courts.
- We work to ensure victim safety before, during, and after court proceedings, advocate for due process for all victims, and help reduce victims’ anxiety.
District Criminal Court Mediation
- We facilitate mediation between parties in a dispute.
- A neutral environment is created for all parties to share their voice and, hopefully, a settlement.
Supervised Child Visitation
Our sister agency, Community Intervention & Educational Services, offers supervised visitation services.
- 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 therapy along with visitation. Please visit Community Intervention & Educational Services or A Voice for Children & Nurturing Families for more information.
At designated times and locations, survivors have access to yoga classes, arts & crafts, and self-defense (for empowerment purposes only).
We offer counseling, group support, trauma-focused mental health services, court advocacy, mediation, and community resources for anyone in the LGBTQ community in need of assistance. Contact us for more information.
Early intervention, comprehensive treatment, and family support are the key to helping LGBTQ youth on the road to recovery from a mental health condition. Many resources are available to help teens, and young adults, including the It Gets Better Campaign and The Trevor Project, which provides a national, 24-hr, toll-free, confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth at 866-488-7386. The Trevor Project also provides an online chat and confidential text messaging — text “Trevor” to 202-304-1200.
For additional support, check out the
North Star LGBTQ Center
Nurturing Parenting Programs
The Nurturing Parenting Programs are family-centered trauma-informed initiatives 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 and teenage pregnancies
- Reduce the rate of juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse
- 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.
Since we operate as a nonprofit, we support those in the community who may have found themselves in challenging situations. We offer community service at our office on specific days and times, and If you are ordered complete community service with us, you must call 336-776-0322 to schedule time for your hours. Due to COVID, we have added additional options for you to be able to get your community services hours if necessary..
We offer a U-Haul Moving Program for domestic violence survivors.
U-Haul rentals are only for residents who reside in Winston-Salem, Kernersville, and Davidson.
Eliza’s Helping Hands & the Cool Program has partnered with U-Haul in an effort to give access to victims that may need our services and possibly a U-Haul while they are in transition. Anytime that a person calls and schedules a U-Haul anywhere in the U.S. or rents a truck, trailer, or any service that we have available at our office, a percentage goes to Eliza’s Helping Hands, which we then use to help our victims and survivors for unexpected expenses they may need while they are in transition. Victims who may need to move unexpectedly can also use our service at no cost (only for Winston-Salem and Kernersville residents) as long as they have a protective order in place.
Call 336-776-0322 to reserve a U-Haul. It doesn’t matter if you are moving to another city or state, even if you don’t get the truck from our lot. As long as we either book the reservation or rent the truck from our lot, we still get a percentage of the rental.