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InterAct Family Safety and Empowerment Center

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner. One in 15 children is exposed to domestic violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to the violence. Wake County's InterAct has been working for more than forty years to help community members experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault.

Interact aids families by providing four 24‐hour crisis hotlines that confidentially offer immediate information on safety, resources, and connect you to InterAct's available programs and services. They offer court advocacy by walking you through the legal process, assisting with forms, but they do not provide legal advice. Additional services include individual and group counseling, educational services, community engagement and outreach, personal and economic empowerment, emergency shelter, and assistance through The Solace Center.

Domestic violence can be categorized as physical and sexual assault, battery, willful intimidation, and a systematic pattern of power and control from one intimate partner to another. This means that domestic violence is not always physical and does not mean it is any less dangerous.

According to InterAct, the warning signs of abusive behavior can include:

If you or someone you know falls victim to domestic and sexual violence, please call one of the four 24‐hour hotlines listed below or email


Domestic Violence: 919.828.7740
Sexual Assault: 919.828.3005
Solace Center: 919.828.3067
Spanish: 844.203.8896