Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program

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Break the Silence, Call for Help: 984-236-0167  
Program Director: Tenley Locklear

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviors that a person uses against an intimate or former partner which may include the following:

  • Physical Abuse: Including pushing; shoving; hitting; kicking; burning; strangulation (use of the hands on the neck to restrict blood flow or breathing); use of a weapon or other object to cause injury; restraining; use of the body to shove or push the victim
  • Sexual Violence: Forcing or coercing unwanted sexual acts, refusing to practice safer sex, or treating a partner like a sex object.
  • Emotional Abuse/Intimidation: Name calling, put downs; denying or shifting blame; treating a partner as an inferior; threatening to harm others/self or to reveal information that might be harmful; and/or using threatening looks, actions, or gestures.
  • Economic Abuse: Destroying property; denying money for food, personal hygiene items, basic needs or medical care; interfering with a partner's school or job; or causing hardships with the intent of causing job loss
  • Stalking: Monitoring phone calls, emails, activities and tracking whereabouts by electronic means; or following a partner or questioning others about the partner’s activities and/or whereabouts, often without the partner’s knowledge.

Service Area

Tribal populations served by volunteer advocates include the:

For assistance in all other areas, please call the program director, Tenley Locklear, at 984-236-0167 during the following work hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  
In case of emergencies, please call 911.

More information can be found by clicking on the following links:

Or call:

  • NC Coalition against Domestic Violence: 919-956-9124 (Toll Free: 1-888-997-9124)
  • NC Coalition against Sexual Assault: 919-871-1015