Victims of physical and emotional abuse are protected in North Carolina by specific Domestic Violence laws. If you are a victim of domestic violence, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your children. First, call the police or sheriff’s department if you are in immediate danger. Call 911 or go to the Emergency Room if you are injured.
If the danger is not imminent but you still feel you need help right away, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Their advocates are available 24/7 and the calls are confidential. They can connect you with domestic violence service providers in your county who are able to provide you with support, emergency response and safe shelter if you need it.