Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior in any relationship used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.

Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological action, or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone. Advocacy for domestic violence is an essential and important topic that demands awareness.

It can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together, or who are dating. Violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.

At our shelter services, we understand the need for advocacy for domestic violence, and our legal advocates also work closely with victims to make them understand about legal proceedings.

Advocacy for domestic violence is an important and necessary endeavor to raise awareness, provide support, and promote change in society. Our domestic violence and child advocacy center provides complete support, and resources to individuals, and addresses the needs of the victims.

Domestic Violence

Shelter Home of Caldwell County understands the devastating impact of domestic violence and the urgent need for support and protection. SHCC’s dedicated team is committed to providing comprehensive assistance to domestic violence survivors, ensuring their safety, empowerment, and access to justice.


  • Advocacy for victims of domestic violence
  • One-on-one peer counseling
  • Goal-setting
  • Emergency crisis shelter for victims and their children
  • Referrals to mental health or other counseling agencies as needed
  • Assessments
  • Weekly support group
  • Domestic violence advocacy service in North Carolina
  • Referrals to community resources

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Stand with us to end domestic violence. Your tax-deductible donation supports survivors and their children, providing crucial services and programs. Join the fight for safety and recovery today. Together, we can make a lasting impact.


Our support groups at SHCC offer a safe and confidential space for adult victims and survivors of domestic and intimate partner abuse. Join us on Tuesdays from 5-6 PM, where you can connect with others who understand your experiences.

Our support groups are available in both English and Español, and we provide childcare during sessions. Best of all, our support groups are always free. Take the first step towards healing by learning more about our support group today.


What is domestic violence?

Abusive behavior by a partner to another happening to be in a relationship. Domestic violence is not for any specific reason; it could be anything. To gain power, to control another person, or just without any reason. There are various forms of domestic violence: sexual, physical, financial, or emotional.

Who are the victims?

Anyone! Domestic violence can impact any gender, age, race, or social status. It is not just about women; both genders can be victims of domestic violence. However, women are more commonly known to be the victims of domestic violence. Regardless of the gender of the victim, support must be given to all individuals.

Why does domestic violence happen?

Well, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Domestic violence happens for multiple reasons; it often happens because of power imbalance, learned behaviors, aggressive and controlled behavior, etc. Moreover, other elements such as substance abuse, mental health problems, and stress can also stem from domestic violence.

I'm worried about someone I know - what can I do?

If you know someone suffering from domestic violence, support them and tell them you are here. Listen and offer empathy, do not pass any judgemental comments. Encourage communication, but do not force them to share the issues. Provide them the information or shelter services and assist them in accessing the resources. Also, make the person understand that it is important to report incidents to authorities.

What services will be provided to victims of domestic violence

Many services are offered to domestic violence victims, such as hotlines, shelter services, counseling, therapies, support groups, and, in such cases, financial assistance0.