eNOugh: Answers, resources to end domestic violence
eNOughNC.org, WRAL and FOX 50 are taking on domestic violence. Get answers here about county-by-county resources to get help and give help.Posted — Updated
eNOughNC.org, WRAL and FOX 50 are taking on domestic violence.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Many organizations across the state provide physical, legal and emotional support to those who are trying to escape an abusive situation.
A: Most shelters have contacts across the state and the country to assist you with efforts to connect with other service providers and find safety outside of the area.
A: In Raleigh, you can come to the InterAct office at 1012 Oberlin Road in Raleigh where an advocate can assist you with the DVPO paperwork and answer questions about the court process. You will then take the paperwork to the Wake County Courthouse and file it with the Clerk of Courts. You will have a hearing before the judge that afternoon. You may also go straight to the courthouse to get the initial paperwork.
A: One of the most dangerous times for victims or survivors in an abusive relationship is when they are taking steps to leave or after they have left.
Some safety steps to consider include:
- not telling the perpetrator that you are planning to leave;
- trying to plan where you are going to go and how you are going to get there;
- making sure you have important papers, documents and medications with you;
- and taking any extra cash.
If you feel unsafe at any time, you can always call 911.
A: Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, financial or psychological. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.
A: InterAct has a number of support groups, including Domestic Violence Education Groups that are facilitated in both English and Spanish. If you are interested in group, the first step is to call the crisis line (919-828-7740) or walk into the office (1012 Oberlin Road in Raleigh) and speak with an advocate. We encourage clients to meet for three individual counseling sessions before completing an intake and starting group. Support groups run for eight-week sessions.
A: If your partner violates the conditions of a Domestic Violence Protective Order, you should contact the police.
A: Interact's crisis lines are available 24-hours a day. The numbers are 919-828-7740 for domestic violence and 919-828-3005 for sexual assault. The office is open to walk-ins Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm. All services are free and confidential and no appointment is necessary.