What we all need to know:
|MYTH: The victim should just leave!|
FACT: Leaving is a process and not an event. Victims encounter barriers at every turn: lack of financial resources, housing, transportation, child care, employment. And fear…a very real barrier. A victim’s chances of being seriously hurt or even killed increase by 75% at the time of leaving. InterAct helps victims plan a safe exit.
|MYTH: Domestic violence only affects a small number of people, and it isn’t in my community.
FACT: The reality is that in 2012, Wake County experienced more domestic violence homicides than any NC county. 1 in 3 women will be a victim of domestic or sexual violence. In Wake County alone, that is more than 100,000 girls and women. That 1 in 3 could be your daughter, your sister, your mother, your aunt – or maybe you are one of those three.
FACT: The fact is there is a lot you can do to end domestic violence in our community:
- If you see an assault happening, call the police. Domestic violence is a crime, and it is very dangerous.
- If you suspect someone is being abused, express you concern privately and gently ask if you can help. Listen, believe, and don’t judge. Let them know that NO ONE deserves to be abused…and there is help. InterAct’s crisis line number is (919) 828-7740.
- Support a workplace environment safe from all forms of violence and have policies in place that support victims in accessing information, services, and legal remedies.
- Recognize that teaching peace begins at home, and model nonviolent, respectful behavior in your family.
- Encourage young boys to be nurturing and young girls to be strong. Help children develop knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs that lead to healthy relationships.
- Approach domestic violence as a human rights issue involving men and women of all ages and socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Support men in helping to create a zero tolerance culture among their peers.
- Be an ally to men and women who are working to end domestic violence. Support InterAct – or your local community-based domestic violence and sexual assault program – with your time, talent and treasure.
- Don’t remain silent.
|1012 Oberlin Road Raleigh NC 27605
24-hour Crisis Lines:
Domestic Violence: 919-828-7740
Rape/Sexual Assault: 919-828-3005
Solace Center: 919-828-3067
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InterAct is a private, non-profit, United Way agency that provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. InterAct fulfills this mission through the support of its volunteers and community.
24 HOUR CRISIS LINES
1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime.
InterAct is a private, nonprofit United Way agency that provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. InterAct also promotes violence-free relationships and communities through collaboration, public information, education, and advocacy. InterAct is the only confidential domestic violence prevention program serving Wake County’s twelve municipalities. Learn more about InterAct’s services.
In 2009, InterAct opened its new headquarters, Family Safety & Empowerment Center in Raleigh, which brings together eight other community agencies to provide wraparound services for victims and survivors of violence and abuse.
The eight collaborative partners and the services they provide in InterAct’s center are:
Easter Seals UCP coordinates the provision of mental health services to women and children suffering from trauma exposure.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle operates InterAct’s commercial kitchen and provide culinary skills training.
KIRAN promotes self-reliance and empowerment of South Asians in crisis through outreach, peer support, and referrals.
Legal Aid of North Carolina offers InterAct’s clients legal assistance and regular legal clinics.
Raleigh Police Department houses its entire family violence intervention unit on-site.
SouthLight offers family substance abuse counseling service on site.
YMCA of the Triangle maintains InterAct’s pool and operates after-school and summer youth programs.
History of InterAct
InterAct was formed in the 1980’s by the merger of three Wake County agencies: Rape Crisis Center, Women’s Aid, and Child Abuse Prevention Services. The resulting agency was known as The Family Violence Prevention Center, Inc., and in 1984 became known as InterAct.