About the Organization

Help, Incorporated: Center Against Violence is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 charitable organization dedicated to providing services to victims of violence, as well as unemployed and underemployed residents of Rockingham County. The agency is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is awarded funding through federal, state, county and private grants. The United Way, various fundraising efforts, individuals, area businesses, faith organizations, and other non-profits also provide financial support for programs and expenses not funded by grants. The agency operates three resale shops in the county to assist with shelter expenses.

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors employ the Executive Director, who is responsible for program development and service delivery, administration and human resource management, community relations, financial management and legal compliance, and reporting directly to the Board of Directors. The Deputy Director, the Director of Elder and Disabled Services, the Administrator of Agency Services, the CAC Coordinator, and the Director of Residential and Transitional Services, along with the Executive Director, make up the management team and are responsible for ensuring that all client services are rendered in a safe, fair, and empathetic manner.

Mission Statement

Help, Incorporated: Center Against Violence seeks to Improve the quality of life for victims of sexual assault, rape, domestic violence and dating violence throughout the lifespan by providing holistic services delivered empathetically to empower victims to make decisions that will enhance safety, increase self-worth, promote positive change, and eventually lead to self-actualization. Improve the quality of life for those displaced from the workforce by providing services to enhance job readiness skills. Enhance the community’s awareness of issues surrounding victimization, including the dispelling of myths, and promote collaborative community action efforts to stop victimization.