Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County
24-Hour Hotline: (919) 929-7122
Toll-free: (866) 929-7122
Address/ Location/ Contact:
P.O. Box 187
201 East Rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Located at the corner of Rosemary and Henderson Streets
Office: (919) 929-3872
Hours: Office open 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday
History and Mission
The Family Violence Prevention Center (FVPC) was incorporated in March of 2000 in response to Orange County's need for a county-specific agency to work with victims of family violence, their friends, and family. It is a private, non-profit agency.
The Family Violence Prevention Center, Inc.'s mission is to prevent and end family violence in our communities through direct services and community education.
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence is the use of violence and abuse to gain power and control over a partner or former partner. Partners may be married, divorced, separated, living together, or dating; heterosexual, gay or lesbian.
Domestic violence often involves physical abuse, but also can include isolation, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and economic control. It can happen all the time or once in a while.
Who is Affected By Domestic Violence?
Victims can be of any age, race, sexual orientation, faith, culture, education level, marital status, ability, or employment.
Most children in these homes know about the violence. Even if children are not physically hurt, they may have behavioral and emotional problems as a result.
Services Offered by the Family Violence Prevention Center Inc.
> 24 Hour Hotline
> Emotional support
> Crisis counseling (in office and on Hotline)
> Safety planning including emergency cell phones
> Emergency shelter placement
> Support groups (English and Spanish)
> Help with Domestice Violence Protective Orders
> Civil and criminal court accompaniment and advocacy
> Community advocacy and resource referrals
Community Education and Training:
> Professional training
> Presentations to educational, religious, & civic groups
> Resource tables at community events
> Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities in October
> Hotline Volunteers
> Child Care Providers
> Court Advocates
> Community Educators
> Office Assistants
Are You (or Someone You Care About) in An Abusive Relationship?
Does your partner...
> Call you names?
> Humiliate you in public?
> Threaten to hurt you or people you care about?
> Push, hit or kick you?
> Keep you from contacting family or friends?
> Withhold your medication?
> Force you to have sex?
> Destroy your personal property?
> Take away your assistive equipment (wheelchair, cane)?
> Accuse you of causing problems in the relationship?
> Do any one of these things and then promise never to do it again?
If so, then you are NOT alone. It is NOT your fault. Help is available and you have choices.
All services of the FVPC are free and confidential and available in English and Spanish. They strive to provide accessible accommodations.Verified June 2011