Reidsville Area Foundation Presents Help Incorporated $50,000
SquareOne Family Justice Center – Help Incorporated: Center Against Violence was the recipient of $50,000 of a $150,000 pledge from the Reidsville Area Foundation for the purpose of building the new SquareOne Family Justice Center building to be located on Cherokee Camp Rd., Wentworth, NC.
With the new facility, victims of violence will be able to enter the doors and have most of the services they need available under one roof. The new center will be the co-locations of a multi-disciplinary team of partners: Law Enforcement, District Attorney, Victim Attorneys, Department of Social Services, medical and Freedom House along with the staff of Help Incorporated.
For many victims, the journey of receiving services means telling their story several times and receiving help proves to be too burdensome and many lose hope and return to their abusive situations. After an assault in Rockingham County, a survivor of domestic violence would fill out 81 forms, receive 33 referrals, make 28 appointments, wait approximately 12 hours, find childcare 8 times, talk with 42 people, travel 220 miles, lose approximately $500, be alienated by 6 family members and friends … just in the first 3 days.
A Family Justice Center changes the way the system works, coordinating the needed services for victims. In rural Rockingham County, limited resources and geographical isolation make the need for SquareOne Family Justice Center more pressing.
SquareOne Family Justice Center is very grateful to the Reidsville Area Foundation for seeing the need in our county and helping us help those in our community have safe empowered lives.