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Interpersonal violence:

Abuse that occurs between people who know each other. Interpersonal violence can occur within or outside a family.

Safelight offers programs that give survivors a fresh start.

If you are in Immediate Danger, Call 9-1-1
  • A person is abused in the United States every 9 seconds
    (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
  • On average, 3 women are killed by a current or former intimate partner each day in the United States
    (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
  • 1 in 4 women have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner
    (National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey)

Who Do We Help?

Anyone who is experiencing current abuse or has a history of abusive relationships.

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How Do We Help?

Our counselors and advocates understand your needs and the circumstances involved in intimate partner violence.

We offer support in a secure, nonjudgmental environment where families, individuals and children can learn to keep themselves safe and access appropriate services. We help you rebuild your life, build your self-esteem and empower you with the self-sufficiency skills you need to live a life free of abuse.

Our Services

Our Services

  • 24-Hour Response Line
    If you or someone you know has experienced any form of interpersonal violence, Safelight provides a 24-hour crisis line that offers help and support.
  • Counseling
    Completely confidential, free counseling sessions are available for all women, men, and children who have ever experienced the trauma of interpersonal violence.
  • Case Management
    Each survivor and his or her circumstances is different and Safelight recognizes the need for appropriate community referrals. A staff member will assist each survivor as they work toward overcoming the interpersonal violence by identifying needs of the whole person and helping the survivor access needed community resources.
  • Emergency Shelter
    We offer more than a safe place to stay. Services are available for free to survivors of interpersonal violence in shelter and outreach (non-shelter). At the present time, the shelter is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Victim's Compensation
    Advocates will help the survivor determine eligibility and file the proper paperwork to receive compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, etc.
  • Address Confidentiality
    Trained assistants can help file paperwork to keep your current address confidential. Mail will be delivered to an address of your choice rather than your street address.
  • Support Groups
    Various weekly support groups are provided, free of charge, to survivors of interpersonal violence in shelter and outreach (non-shelter). Groups facilitators provide a supportive environment for participants to discuss issues which promote physical and emotional healing.

2023-2024 Annual Sponsors:

Stuller Power Solutions
Champion Comfort Experts
Advent Health
Relocate 828
Dunlap Construction
Horizon Heat and Air
Southern Alarm
UNC Health Pardee logo

Funded By:

Governors Crime Commission
Council For Women
Family Violence Prevention Services Program
United Way
Hunter Hometown Foundation
Mary Kay Foundation

Memberships and Affiliations:

NCA Accredited Member
Charity Navigator Safelight Page
Impact Health logo and website link