Community Council Announcements

COVID-19:Office Update

3/24/2020

COVID-19 Update.

In light of community wide concerns of COVID-19, Family Abuse Services of Alamance County will be moving to tele-services starting Tuesday, March 24th. Crisis services will continue because victims are still our priority and will continue to have 24/7 access to an advocate. Our plan to ensure continued access to critical services are as follows:

Crisis Lines: Our 24/7 domestic violence crisis lines will remain in operation, please call 336-226-5985 for English and 336-264-2935 for Spanish. Services include: safety planning, finding safe shelter, filing protective orders, and other emergency services.

Protective Orders: Staff will continue to assist clients filing 50B protective orders, but will do so over the phone. Please go to the Family Justice Center to file a 50B. Advocates will assist with completing the paperwork over the phone. Legal Aid referrals will still be sent by the advocate.

Shelter: The agency will continue to staff the 24/7 emergency domestic violence shelter and provide services to shelter clients.

Hospital Responding: Due to restricted visiting policies at our area hospital, the agency will continue to respond to crises via the crisis line. The hospital can call the 24/7 crisis line:  336-226-5985 for English and 336-264-2935 for Spanish.

The main priority of Family Abuse Services of Alamance County is for victims of domestic violence to remain safe. For the safety of our staff and the community, the agency will be following the ABSS schedule and will suspend all Supervised Visitation services until further notice. All community education and support groups are suspended until further notice.

 

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