People of Courage and Strength

Domestic violence, sexual abuse and assault impacts all of us, regardless of age, economic status, race, gender, religion, or education. Tens of thousands of women, men and children are affected in our community. Today, survivors are stopping these violence crimes and making Guilford County safer one voice at a time. They are taking action and restoring hope. They are using their VOICE and reclaiming their lives. Through outreach and education, people of courage and strength are thriving and bringing about positive social change.

Stronger Together

The VOICES Committee is comprised of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who volunteer their time and use their collective voice to help others through advocacy, education, and empowerment. The VOICES Committee works closely with the Guilford County Family Justice Center leadership to ensure FJC services and outreach efforts meet the needs of survivors and the committee’s mission if focused toward community awareness providing pathways to hope for survivors.

If you are interested in joining the VOICES Committee, please complete the VOICES Committee Interest Form and email it to: fjcinfo@myguilford.com

For more information, please contact: 336-641-7233 or email fjcinfo@myguilford.com

Community Solutions

Community education and outreach is a core function of the FJC. We work with our VOICES Committee and partner agency to bring awareness and education regarding services and solutions to creating a safer community for all.

Want to schedule a speaker or training for your group? Please contact  336-641-7233 or email fjcinfo@myguilford.com for more information.

Donate

Join Us and Make an Impact!

Every day the Guilford County Family Justice Center protects the vulnerable, stops the violence, restores hope, and makes our community safer. Your contribution will support this life-saving vision and give every woman, man and child the opportunity to live free from violence.

Donations can be mailed to:

Guilford County Family Justice Center
201 S. Greene St.
Greensboro, NC 27407

Guilford County is a local government and as a political subdivision of the State of North Carolina, is an organization qualified to receive tax deductible contributions. Your contribution will be used solely for public purposes in supporting the Guilford County Family Justice Center and therefore is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Meet some of our VOICES Committee members:

Eileen Martin

Currently, I am pursuing my Master’s of Social Work degree through the University of New England. It is my passion to empower others as both a survivor, and as a counselor. I obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Guilford College and have researched domestic violence extensively in both my undergraduate and graduate work. Currently, I work for the Child Response Initiative and reach out to families who have experienced a traumatic event, and I am also a Weekend Violence Responder for Elon University providing immediate response to sexual assault and domestic violence victims on campus. Being a volunteer with the Guilford County Family Justice VOICES Council is a way for me to use my voice to create systemic change in eradicating violence through outreach and education with other survivors who share my passion.

 

Brenda White

In April 2012, my estranged husband attempted to kill me.  I suffered multiple stab wounds and thus spent months navigating a pathway to healing both physically and emotionally. As a survivor, I now use my voice to advocate and motivate others to live free from violence and abuse. I am blessed to be able to share my story in hopes of being inspirational and supportive.  I am native of Blackstone, VA and a proud graduate of Bennett College. I spent my professional career working for the City of Greensboro for over 30 years until I retired because of the injuries I suffered at the hands of a domestic abuser. I am passionate about helping others and serve in a variety of volunteer roles including as a member of the City of Greensboro’s Commission on the Status of Women.  I have a beautiful family which includes my daughter, son-in-law, 3 grandchildren and a host of supportive family and friends.

Voices Committee Video