Family Justice Center/Multiagency Model

Help, Incorporated:  Center Against Violence proudly serves as the lead partner in a multi-agency team formed to reduce the effects of violence in Rockingham County.  The newly constructed SquareOne facility located at 317 County Home Road, Reidsville, North Carolina, serves as the hub. 

A multi-agency model, or Family Justice Center (FJC), co-locates community and resource agencies so survivors of violence travel to only one place for assistance.  Each multi-agency model looks different in partner rosters, services offered, and how access is structured.   Communities organize their FJCs based on the needs of their particular survivors.

In rural Rockingham County, Wentworth serves as the seat for many agencies who interact with those experiencing family violence, thus the perfect location for SquareOne.  Before SQ1, the journey of receiving services started with repetition, survivors telling their difficult stories multiple times.  Receiving help often proved to be too burdensome and in the process many survivors lost hope and returned to their abusive situations. With simplifying and coordinating the web of services and providers, the processes are smoother for those in need.

The SQ1 team of professionals working together to provide coordinated services to survivors of family violence include:  District Court Judges; Clerk of Court; health providers; District Attorney’s Office; Probation/Departments of Corrections; Eden, Madison, Mayodan, Reidsville and Stoneville Police Departments; Goodwill; Rockingham County Department of Health and Human Services; Rockingham County Partnership for Children; Youth Services; Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office; Legal Aid of Greensboro; Private Attorneys; and many other agencies.  Also vital to SquareOne’s mission are funders, Rockingham County Board of Commissioners, and our town leaders.

All of Help, Incorporated’s services are provided from the SquareOne location, including emergency shelter.  Advocacy, crisis intervention, therapy, forensic interviewing, medical evaluations, and parenting education are options on the menu of provisions.   Clients are served more efficiently, effectively, and equitable than ever before. 

The $2.9 million SquareOne facility was made possible through the following funding sources:  a Victims Of Crime Act (VOCA) grant through the North Carolina Governor’s Commission (planning and development only), Rockingham County Government (land), the Reidsville Area Foundation, The Sunshine Lady Foundation, Purina, numerous local donations, and Board fundraisers.  A USDA loan covers the majority of the total project cost, alongside a NCHF loan, as the second highest source.  The agency must continue to raise funds to assist with the two loan balances.  Help support this project with a donation via the Cash App or PayPal links below.$HelpIncSquareOne