OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MONTH
Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed
in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent
was to connect battered womens advocates across the nation who were working
to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became
a special week when a range of activities were conducted at the local, state,
and national levels.
Piedmont Support Services of NC supports not just this month, but every day, every week, every hour for all survivors and current victims of domestic violence. During the month of October, we will be collecting donations to be used to purchase gift cards that will be donated to Next Step Ministries and the Domestic Violence Unit at the Forsyth County Court. Your donation will help those victims going through the legal process. The gift cards will be used for expenses such as: gas, lunch, parking cost that they may incur while going back and forth to court or getting around to other service providers.
You can donate through our website, mail or over the phone through the end of the month. All checks can be made payable to Next Step Ministries and sent to our office at 520 North Spring Street, WS NC 27101. Your donation is tax deductable. Please make sure to include your address and contact information so that we may mail you the appropriate form for your taxes.
Thank you for your support!
Welcome to Piedmont Support Services of North Carolina home page. We truly hope that the site will be useful to all of our visitors who share the same vision of building “Healthy Families and Communities”.
We are located in downtown Winston Salem at 520 North Spring Street. You can reach us by phone(336) 776-0322 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Piedmont Support Services of NC is a community agency that services Winston-Salem and surrounding counties. The agency’s focus is to support and empower families and individuals in need of advocacy and quality support services stemming from crises. We believe that being able to do this takes a strong partnering with the judicial system, mental providers, law enforcement and those that in the community.
"There is a great streak of violence in every human being. If it is not channeled or understood, it will break out in war and madness"--Gerard Vanderhaar
Agency Services Include:
- Offender Programs, Domestic Violence (COOL PROGRAM) Is a psych-educational program approved by the NC Department of Administration for those who have either been ordered by the judicial system or would like to come in on a basis. There are various group times and days to allow options for those who work, go to school or who are the main of their families. Clients should bring their certified or un-certified with a copy of the judgment if available.
- · Anger Management for Adults: Mandatory court or for Personal Growth
- · Victim Advocacy: Services for adults, young people and agency referrals.
- Substance Abuse: Group and or Individual
- Children affected by violence or sexual assault
treatment is offered by a trained and Licensed therapist to treat emotional distress and
mental illness. Services are
offered for children adolescent and adults. Mental health services that are provided at PSS are:
Individual outpatient mental
health and or substance abuse of addiction of any kind.
Group therapy, family
therapy, and couples therapy.
are various psychotherapeutic approaches that are effective and will be used
Child /Parent Relationship Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization
and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Monday, Tuesday Thursday 9:AM-7:30 PM
Wednesday 9:AM- 3PM (Walk in day for all programs for assessments)
*Groups are included in these times. If you are calling for an assessment, it is suggested that you call to set aside a specific time to allow to fill out paper work, usually 45 minutes*
Methods of payment
We accept: Cash, Credit Cards for Psyco-educational classes
We accept: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tri-Care and Mental Health Services and sliding fee scale for all who have to pay out of pocket.
We have services for the hearing impaired and provide services for Spanish speaking clients.
Training Opportunity Coming Up February 2014
Piedmont Support Services of NC, will be sponsoring the Duluth Domestic Violence Intervention Training Seminar
"Creating a process of Change for Men that Batter"
The training is perfect for anyone starting a batterer intervention program, who is new to men's non-violence group facilitation, or for those who have been facilitating for awhile and want a refresh their insight and information.
When: February 2-4
Where: Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina
2701 University Parkway, WS NC 27115
To register: Call toll free at 1-866-417-6111, option 1
or go to www.http://www.theduluthmodel.org/about/index.html
begins at 8:00 AM on Monday, February 2nd. Training days will run from
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.
Participants are responsible for their own lunches.
Hotels near the training site -
Information coming soon
" There is no implied guarantee of safety for the victim or the victim or of behavior change by a client of this program while the client is in this 26 week program or at any time after completing program".