Domestic Violence

If nothing changes, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

“JFS is warm and welcoming and I think embodies “it’s ok to not be ok”.  It feels like a safe place to get help”

Does your partner:

  • Try to control who you can see, where you go or what you do?
  • Embarrass you or put you down?
  • Blame you for their violent actions or act like it’s not really happening?
  • Discourage you from seeing your friends or families?
  • Prevent you from making your own decisions?
  • Look at you in ways that scare you?
  • Take your money or refuse to give you money for expenses?
  • Destroy your belongings or threaten to hurt or kill your pets?
  • Criticize what you wear, what you say, and how you act?
  • Force you to cross your own sexual boundaries?

All relationships look different, but if you answered YES to any of the above, you may be experiencig abuse.

At JFS we work directly with many domestic abuse survivors, ensuring their immediate physical and emotional needs are met.  We offer a comprehensive and collaborative approach to caring for survivors, including ongoing counseling as well as case management services and guidance.  We assist survivors in relocating to safe environments and provide educational opportunities to help a survivor become self-sufficient.

Our clinicians are licensed clinical social workers that have training in trauma informed care and have gone through the Advocate training from the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Domestic violence is a pattern of intentionally violent and/or controlling behavior used against a family member or a dating/intimate partner to gain power and control over that person, during and/or after the relationship. It is also known as family violence, intimate partner violence, or dating violence.

Domestic Violence does not always end in physical violence. Abuse can be emotional and/or psychological and in today’s society it can easily be viral via technology.

If you or someone you know
is being abused, speak up.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP. 704. 364-6594

You are not alone.

For Help 24/7

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US, anytime, to talk via text about any type of crisis including Domestic violence

Safe Alliance – Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline, in Charlotte with shelters: 704.332.2513, Sexual Assault emergency hotline 704.375.9900,

Mecklenburg County Community Support Services Prevention and Intervention Services – Click Here