Healthy social connections and relationships are essential components of overall optimal health. Interpersonal Violence (IPV) threatens not only social and relational health, but physical health as well. COVID-19 has brought many unique challenges for victims of IPV, such as staying at home more with abusers and restricted access to resources. An estimated 47% of NC women have experienced IPV. The NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that most clients are between 25 and 59 years old and they are experiencing more severe and urgent needs. Here are some resource recommendations to promote healthy social connections and relationships.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
24/7 Toll-free English and Spanish resource.
Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or
National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
Healthy dating and relationships information.
Toll-free phone or text or chat privately online.
Call or Text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474
National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or 24/7 support at
Call or text 24/7 for crisis, suicide prevention, mental health support, and referrals.
1-919-231-4525 or 1-877-235-4525
Focus on college campus safety and violence prevention.
Kiran serves victims and survivors of domestic violence, who reside in North Carolina and are from South Asian background.
24-hour crisis hotlines, online chat, emergency shelters, court advocacy, counseling, education, personal and economic empowerment. English and Spanish
1-919-828-7740 or 1-866-291-0855
Legal Aid of North Carolina
Help with domestic violence, housing, employment, and other legal issues
Council for Women & Youth Involvement
Features articles and resource directories for interventions and programs for domestic violence, prevention, human trafficking, and sexual assault.
North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
A database of community and state funded resources to prevent and break the cycle of domestic violence. Resources organized by county agency