Get Help

The Shelter Home of Caldwell County (SHCC) provides emergency and support services for victims/survivors of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault and their children.

If you or someone you know needs help, many organizations and professionals are available to provide counsel and support. The first steps are to see a doctor with any physical injuries and report a crime to law enforcement officers. SHCC provides victim advocacy service to help you navigate the system or find shelter. 


NEWS & EVENTS

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. The campaign theme, I Ask, champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions. Click to download resources

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Meet our newest team member, Solace — a certified trained Therapy Dog who will provide affection and a sense of comfort to victims and children who have experienced violence. 
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Donyetta Gilmer, SHCC’S Rape and Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (Photo credit: Robert C. Reed, Hickory Daily Record)

Donyetta Gilmer, SHCC’S Rape and Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (Photo credit: Robert C. Reed, Hickory Daily Record)

North Carolina Health News, March 21, 2019
North Carolina is the only state where withdrawing consent doesn’t make continued sex after someone changes their mind into a crime. This article is part of an investigative series, Seeking Conviction, examining the issue of sexual assault prosecutions and convictions in North Carolina, from a team of 11 media partners across the state. READ MORE

 
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The decision about when to seek help is a very personal one, and there are many reasons why people may not be ready or may not want to reach out. A partner may threaten to harm or kill if abuse is reported. A victim may hesitate one moment or one day too long—hoping for change. We must make every effort to provide clear and efficient avenues to reach out before it is too late.
— Lisa Clontz / SHCC Director