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InterAct's crisis lines are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: (919) 828-7740; (866) 291-0855 toll-free

SEXUAL ASSAULT: (919) 828-3005; (866) 291-0853 toll-free

SPANISH: (844) 203-8896

May 2024

A Step Toward Hope

InterAct’s crisis line provides support to over 9,000 people each year and is Wake County’s only provider of comprehensive domestic and sexual assault support services. We are committed to offering round-the-clock assistance and resources to the nearly 7,000 victims, survivors, and their families.

Each call to InterAct is a courageous step toward hope. Imagine Kelly, distressed by the knowledge that her partner invades her privacy daily by checking her cell phone. Or Matt, haunted by the memory of a past plea, asking his partner to “stop” hitting him. The narratives are diverse, but there is one constant – InterAct is ready to guide those who take this pivotal first step towards a life free from abuse, the step toward HOPE.

The need for InterAct’s services extends beyond statistics. The victims could be someone like Kelly or Matt. They are likely someone you know, a neighbor, a co-worker, or someone you talk with daily. Intimate partner violence exists in every community, affecting people we know or interact with regularly.

As the population continues to grow in Wake County, the need for our domestic and sexual violence services is rising. Please join us in supporting our community to be a safe space for everyone. Your help ensures InterAct is there for people like Matt or Kelly as they take their first step toward HOPE.

Our Mission

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InterAct's Solace Center

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Forms of sexual violence

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Forms of sexual violence

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From May 1-31, 2024, a generous supporter has committed to matching all donations up to $25,000. This means your gift is DOUBLED!

Help us reach our target goal of $100,000!

Saving Lives

Rebuilding Lives

Securing Safer Futures

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24/7/365 crisis lines dedicated to answer questions and provide support to clients, friends, or family who are seeking information related to domestic violence and or sexual assault. 

Additionally, InterAct’s Emergency Shelter Program serves as a “home away from home” for Wake County families who have experienced domestic violence and need emergency shelter.

InterAct offers economic empowerment and financial literacy programming as a key component of self-sufficiency for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Clients are also assisted in learning how to become financially stable and independent and may receive assistance with maintaining or establishing education, housing, or a job.

InterAct provides therapeutic services (individual and group) to assist with supporting the client to meet their individual needs in order to build confidence and empowerment to be on a path free from violence.

In addition to counseling, InterAct has a full-time presence in each of Wake County’s two domestic violence courtrooms. Victims of domestic violence can also electronically file for a domestic violence protective order at InterAct.

A Look Inside InterAct

The Solace Center

The Solace Center provides comprehensive, expert, compassionate nursing and forensic care, along with advocacy and support services for survivors of rape and sexual assault.

The Pantry

Many victims of domestic and sexual violence have been forced to leave their homes because of abuse. Our InterAct pantry provides many items, including new and gently used clothing, food supplies, and other essential items to help families rebuild peaceful homes – not just to survive but thrive.

Counseling Suite

InterAct provides group and individual counseling for people of all ages who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. InterAct counselors are specially trained to address the safety needs and concerns of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Counselors offer crisis counseling, information, assistance with shelter, emotional support, assistance with Domestic Violence Protective Orders, and referrals to other agencies or resources as needed.

Respite Room

InterAct believes in the importance of recovery for its employees. Team members have an area dedicated to tranquility and mental recovery. This tranquil space allows us to disengage from the sometimes difficult interactions with the services we provide.

Crisis Call Center

InterAct’s 24-hour crisis lines serve as lifelines for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence who need to take immediate steps toward achieving safety.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

919-828-7740
866-291-0855 toll-free

SEXUAL ASSAULT

919-828-3005
866-291-0853 toll-free

SOLACE CENTER

919-828-3067
866-291-0854 toll-free

SPANISH (M-F, 9a-5p)

844-203-8896

E-Court Filing

InterAct’s Court Services team helps victims/survivors navigate the criminal and civil process.  We assist by answering questions about the filing process of a 50B Domestic Violence Protection Order, commonly known as a “restraining order,” as well as a 50C Civil No-Contact Order for Stalking or Nonconsensual Sexual Conduct.  Advocates may be available for court accompaniment for both civil and criminal proceedings. InterAct court advocates CANNOT provide legal advice.  

Pass It On Thrift Store

Pass It On is an upscale resale shop that offers new and gently used women’s clothing, shoes and accessories at fabulously low prices. Pass It On has two locations – Raleigh and Fuquay-Varina – and features a large variety of designer clothing in excellent condition at affordable prices.

Pass It On is open to anyone who loves fashion and great prices. Ninety cents from every dollar of Pass It On’s merchandise is donated and supports InterAct’s programs and services.

HOW IT HELPS

Many victims of domestic violence have been forced to leave their homes because of abuse and arrive at InterAct’s front door with their hastily gathered personal belongings. The items you use or have in your home are needed by the families who come to InterAct to rebuild their lives free from violence. Survivors and their families who receive services at InterAct can shop at our Pass It On Thrift Store at no cost to help rebuild their lives.

How your donation makes a difference.

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About

3,600

survivors receive InterAct court-related services annually.

There was a

100%

increase in forensic exams conducted by our Solace Center in 2022-23 from the previous year.

 

InterAct provided just over

200

survivors and their families with emergency shelter in 2022-23.

Spring Campaign $25,000 donation match May 1-31, 2024
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How You Can Help InterAct Provide Services

Domestic and sexual acts of violence affect our communities in many ways. InterAct relies on the generosity of our community to support life-saving and life-changing services for survivors. Your support, in any way, helps end the cycle of violence in our community.

Give online using the “Give” button, by scanning the QR below, or text to donate! Just text INTERACT to 366283.

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Financial information about this organization may be requested by contacting InterAct’s Chief Development Officer, Lori Richards at lorir@interactofwake.org or by calling 919-867-6722.

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