Our Services, Partners, & Programs
Our confidential services are offered free of charge to help you transform your life no matter your age, gender, race, or socio-economic status. We provide trauma-informed, survivor-centered, support through empowerment, advocacy, and innovative programs and services.
Thousand eyes (wide Open) campaign
Thousand Eyes (Wide Open) is our community outreach campaign. The goal of the campaign is to equip trainers, businesses, individuals, parents, students, and more on how to identify and report signs and symptoms of human trafficking. We strongly believe in prevention, and this campaign is going to play a huge role in preventing Human Trafficking in Moore County and beyond.
Court & Legal Advocacy
At Friend to Friend, we have staff members that are dedicated solely to our Court Advocacy Program. Through this program, we assist clients in filling out their 50-B and/or 50-C restraining orders. We accompany our domestic violence clients to their court ordered date and provide support, assistance, and counseling.
At Friend to Friend, we are dedicated to serving clients in all stages of crisis and recovery. As a participant in Friend to Friend’s support group, each client will receive education, information, resources, and tools in a safe and non-judgmental environment. For current clients, call the Friend to Friend Advocacy Office at 910.947.1703 and ask for Sarah to get the dial-in number and access code for this week’s group call-in.
Friend to Friend offers clients a full range of individual and group counseling services, including sexual assault support groups, advocate guidance, and training in survival and safety skills. We also offer information and referrals to other local services and licensed therapists.
Sexual assault advocacy/ Hospital Accompaniment
With help from our screened and highly trained volunteers, we are able to provide 24-hour on-call advocacy to First Health Hospital sexual assault victims. Our volunteers provide knowledge, advocacy, and support to victims facing extremely tough decisions about the crime that has been committed against them. Counseling is also available.
Friend to Friend leads separate domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking task force meetings at the Moore County Sheriff's office. The task force focuses on ways to improve communication and collaboration between first responders, advocates, and law enforcement in Moore County and surrounding areas. The goal is to create a seamless coordinated community response system, to enable us to best serve victims of interpersonal violence.
Serenity House is located at an undisclosed location in order to ensure the safety of clients and staff. This cottage style home is all green and four-star energy efficient that can house up to 34 women and children. We have a security system that affords excellent protection, with immediate local police response when needed. Clients can stay in the shelter for up to 90 days, during which time they and their children begin to heal, while being taught self-sufficiency and how to make plans for a safer future.
Friend to Friend’s most effective strategy to help prevent sexual assault and human trafficking is through collaborative education programs for schools, community groups, and professionals in Moore County. Through this strategy, we partner with educators and community about physical, emotional, and financial cost of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking to the survivors, as well as the huge cost to our community as a whole. Our community educator visits all Moore County Schools, and educates students and teachers about healthy relationships, bullying, human trafficking, and sexual assault.