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Your Gift Makes an Impact

Your support enables Family Service of the Piedmont to address issues of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Mental Health and Financial Stability.

Domestic Violence

Child Abuse

Last year, Family Service of the Piedmont’s 24-Hour Crisis Line for domestic violence and sexual assault received, on average,one call every three and a half hours. About half the callers were victims of domestic violence.

Our two Domestic Violence Shelters offer more than just a safe place to stay. Clara House in Greensboro and Carpenter House in High Point also provide court advocacy, counseling, case management and referrals to community resources.

Family Service gave shelter to an average of 33 women and children each night last year. 85% of those who stayed for at least ten days went home to a safe, non-violent living environment.

Our agency’s two Children’s Advocacy Centers, which coordinate examination, counseling and treatment in cases of child sexual and physical abuse, performed more than 300 forensic interviews last year, and served an average of 5 abused children each week.

Our Family Preservation program served 125 children at risk of being removed from their family’s home by social services. 85% of families in the program were able to keep their children home safe and healthy.

Our Healthy Start caseworkers provided weekly parenting education and in-home family therapy for 274 families identified as high risk for child abuse or neglect. 90% of families did not experience reports of abuse or neglect to social services.

Mental Health

Financial Stability

Family Service offered Individual, Group and Family Counseling to more than 3,600 children and adults last year, with issues such as childhood sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief or trauma. Walk-in Counseling Clinics allowed over 1,000 clients to begin receiving services that day. Our Integrated Care Model addresses clients’ general healthcare as well as mental health needs.

Last year 80% of clients said their problems were reduced after just six counseling sessions. 60% of Substance Abuse clients had reduced drug and alcohol use following treatment.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service provided individualized budget review and action plans for debt management, pre-and post- purchase homeownership counseling, and reverse mortgage counseling to more than 3,700 clients last year, as well as education another 1,600 through workshops and community events.

95% of clients now report they are paying bills on time, 79% report their debt is decreasing, and 64% are managing to save money.

Since its launch in December 2010, the Mortgage Payment Program has helped more than 925 local out-of-work homeowners qualify for $17.5 million in mortgage assistance, while they search or train for a new job.


DISCLAIMER: The diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders requires trained professionals. The information provided here is to be used for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for seeking professional care for the diagnosis and/or treatment of any mental or psychiatric disorder.