People Helping People  -  Support Services and Intervention

Tri-County Community Action Agency, Inc.    Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program

Serving the County's of Halifax, Charlotte, Mecklenburg & Lunenburg

What Can Men Do to Help Stop Domestic Violence?

(Suggestions from the Family Violence Prevention Fund)

  • Be a role model to other men. Men are more likely to listen to other men when it comes to the perpetration of violence. Let a violent young man know, "You need help, and I want to help you. Your behavior is not acceptable."
  • Take a vocal stand against violence toward women when you see or hear it depicted in video games, popular music, or in others' behavior.
  • Reach out to a family suffering from domestic violence. Chip away at the walls that isolate families living with abuse.
  • Be a role model to a child who lack a positive male figure in his life.
  • Speak out against domestic violence in civic organizations, churches, neighborhood associations, sports teams.
  • Make a donation or volunteer at a local domestic violence program.


This event is family friendly……..Contact Tri-County Community AA’s Domestic & Sexual Violence Program (434) 572-1135 for more information, sign up to walk, booth registration, donation, etc.




LGBTQ Partner abuse & sexual assault HELPLINE

     1.866.356.6998 Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm



Elder Abuse

You can reach thEldercare Locator by telephone at 1-800-677-1116. 

Specially trained operators will refer you to a local agency that can help. The Eldercare Locator is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Reporting Abuse

You do not need to prove that abuse is occurring; it is up to the professionals to investigate the suspicions.

When making the call, be ready to give the name, address, and contact information of the person you suspect is abused or neglected, and details about why you are concerned. You may be asked a series of questions to gain more insight into the nature of the situation.

  • Are there any known medical problems (including confusion or memory loss)?
  • What kinds of family or social supports are there?
  • Have you seen or heard incidents of yelling, hitting, or other abusive behavior?

You will be asked for your name, address, telephone number, etc., but most states will take the report even if you do not identify yourself.

The professionals receiving your report are prohibited from releasing your information as reporter. They may not disclose your identity to the alleged abuser or victim.


Bullying can affect you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even be thinking about suicide. If you are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please call the LIFELINE at

1-800-273-TALK (8255) .

Bullying Definition

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

National Teen Violence

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline(link is external)

Teen dating violence— also called intimate relationship violence or intimate partner violence among adolescents or adolescent relationship abuse — includes physical, psychological or sexual abuse; harassment; or stalking of any person ages 12 to 18 in the context of a past or present romantic or consensual relationship. 

It is important to understand and recognize the signs of teen dating violence. If you or someone you know has been the victim of dating violence, free and confidential help is available 24 hours a day through the National Dating Abuse Helpline.

  • Call 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453.
  • Seek online support at (link is external) through the live chat feature.
  • Text ‘loveis’ directly to 77054 to begin a text chat with an advocate.

Family Violence

Family violence is the maltreatment of one family member by another. 
Any family member can be a victim: a child, a partner or spouse,  an older family member

Why does the violence continue?
Victims may feel trapped by:  fear, lack of money
low self-esteem and shame, feelings of isolation a desire to "make it better"

No matter what the situation, there is no excuse for family violence.

Hotlines can provide immediate help for victim--and abusers. Theses include: National Domestic Violence Hotline 
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance 

Caring For the Caregiver

Resource Toolbox

Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you will ever take on in your life. It is not an easy role, and most of us are never prepared for it.

Being a family caregiver for a spouse, parent, child or loved one takes a lot of time, effort and work. It challenges you both intellectually and emotionally. You may have become a caregiver suddenly and without warning, or perhaps your role evolved slowly over time. 

Either way, you deserve reliable resources and helpful tips to take care of your care loved one and yourself

There are many resources available to make sure that both you and your care recipient are living the best lives possible. Through these Caregiver Links, you will find a range of information to make your caregiving experience more successful.

Go to the Resource Toolkit