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 two 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 CAC Director, and the Director of Crisis Intervention 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.


Our vision is to maintain a community of peace, hope, and justice, free of fear and violence. 

Mission Statement

Our mission is working together with community partners to improve lives of adult and child victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and human trafficking.  Providing comprehensive, trauma-informed services promotes self-actualization and leads to a healthy, empowered society.