RESOURCES FOR WOMEN - TRIAD, NC
Planned Parenthood Central NC
Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina provides education programs, health care, and advocacy to help reduce unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, especially among teens, people with limited incomes, and the uninsured.
Education Empowering Young People The Education Department works to make a long-term, positive impact on the sexual health of our communities. Planned
Parenthood promotes positive sexuality, healthy behavior, and responsible
choices, through implementing medically-accurate, intensive and balanced
sexuality education programs. Our programs are innovative, bold, and
effective tools for preventing adolescent pregnancy and promoting reproductive
health in central North Carolina.
Medical Caring, Compassionate, and Confidential
The Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina health center team ensures access to comprehensive reproductive health care by providing services in settings which preserve and protect an individual’s right to privacy, dignity, and choice.
-> birth control consultation and supplies,
-> gynecological exams and PAP tests,
-> in-clinic abortion and abortion pill,
-> emergency contraception,
-> pregnancy testing and options information,
-> testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections,
-> permanent birth control- no-scalpel vasectomy and essure, and
-> rapid HIV testing.
Advocacy Policies that Make Sense The Public Affairs team
advocates for public policies which support funding for family planning
services, equal insurance coverage for contraception, better access to emergency
contraception and medically-accurate comprehensive sex
Women's Resource Center of Greensboro
The mission of the WRC is to promote the self-reliance of women by assessing needs, providing services and acting as a gateway to community resources. In seeking solutions for unmet needs, the WRC provides strategic leadership through collaboration and partnerships within the community.
Gateway to Community Services
Community resource area that includes the following topics of need and
interest: employment, physical and mental health, resources for older women,
education, financial, community support services, and issues and services for
the many needs of family. Resources available in both English and Spanish.
Free Attorney Hotline & Legal Resource Network
Receive a 15-minute phone consultation with an attorney. Areas of law include: Financial, Divorce/Child Custody, Landlord/Tenant, Immigration law, Employment, Civil, Criminal law, Business, Healthcare, Employment, Bankruptcy, and Patents, Trademarks and Copyright law, Spanish speaking attorneys are available for Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Law and Workman’s Compensation. Written informational brochures and literature available in both English and Spanish.
Community Resource Counseling
Resource Counseling is a confidential support, listening, problem-solving, goal setting and referral program for all women, ages eighteen and older. It is women helping women. Receive three, 60-minute sessions per quarter to help you clarify goals and objectives. Up-to-date community resource and referral information provided for your specific needs and goals. Available in both English and Spanish.
A monthly, four-part series on self-esteem issues for women offered during both daytime and evening hours.
Girl's Inc. of Guilford County
Girls Inc of Guilford County advocates for girls and provide programs that will enable them to develop into self-reliant, responsible, successful young women. The mission of Girls Incorporated of Guilford County is to inspire all girls to be
strong, smart and bold.
– Girls Media Literacy -
Encourages girls to think critically about media messages and fosters their awareness of power of the media and its effects on girls.
Girls Inc. Economic Literacy -
Introduces girls to basic economic and financial concepts, including money management, investments, and global economics.
Girls Inc. Operation SMART -
Builds girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Girls Inc. Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy -
Bolsters girls’ communication skills as well as their motivation and resources to be in charge of their sexual health and avoiding teen pregnancy.
Girls Inc. Project Bold -
Strengthens girls’ abilities to lead safer lives by developing strategies for self-defense, seeking out caring adults to help with personal violence, and advocating on violence issues.
Girls Inc. Friendly PEERsuasion -
Builds girls’ skills for resisting pressure to use harmful substances such as alcohol, tobacco, household chemicals and other drugs.
Girls Inc. Leadership and Community Action
Builds leadership skills and creates lasting social change by partnering girls and
women in community action projects chosen by girls.
Girls Inc. Sporting Chance ® -
Builds movement and athletic skills, cooperative and competitive spirit, health awareness, and interest in all sports as girls explore the benefits an active lifestyle.
E-Girls of Winston-Salem
The mission of E-GIRLS is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and
caring environment where girls from the ages of eleven through nineteen
will be empowered by developing self-respect, communication skills and
decisionmaking skills, which will result in their positive growth and
development. E-GIRLS will embrace all girls within the community while
striving to prevent and/or address such issues as emotional and physical
abuse of young girls.
* To increase the girls’ sense of self-worth. * To promote trust within the girls where they feel comfortable sharing their
innermost thoughts and concerns.
* To let girls know that there are adults that they can feel safe and secure
* To teach the girls that being beautiful is not in what you wear, nor in how
you do your hair, but in being aware.
*To motivate girls to stay in school.
*To teach life skills; develop and improve communication and trust with
adults and those in authority; and leadership skills.
*To teach young girls how to manage anger
What we offer: We offer mentoring services to the disadvantaged youth in our community.
When were we established: In 2007
Where we are: We are currently located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Why we exist: We exist because there is an obvious need due to the extremely high
rate of absentee fathers, teen pregnancies, HIV & AIDS and other STD
infections. Every such issue affects us all as a
NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault
- The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault is an inclusive, statewide
alliance working to end sexual violence through education, advocacy, and
* Providing information, referrals, and resources to individuals, rape crisis programs, and other organizations
* Supporting rape crisis programs and other
individuals in their efforts to address sexual violence in their communities
* Advocating for local rape crisis programs
* Creating networking opportunities for those involved in the rape crisis movement
State and National Level
* Training rape crisis advocates and allied professionals
* Promoting awareness through education and media campaigns
* Educating North Carolina legislators
* Coordinating Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART) across the state
* Developing sexual assault protocol for allied professionals
* Assisting colleges and universities in their efforts to address sexual assault through the NCCASA Campus Consortium
NC Council for Women
The North Carolina Council for Women is a women’s advocacy agency within the North Carolina Department of Administration. The N.C. Council for Women's mission is to advise the Governor, the North Carolina legislature and state departments on the issues impacting women in North Carolina by:
* Raising awareness statewide of the impact of violence against women and community resources available to serve victims.
* Collecting and distributing information about the status of women.
* Acting as a resource for local and regional Councils/Commissions for Women.
* Collaborating with other groups and individuals working on behalf of women.
* Assuring that necessary services, policies and programs are provided to those in need and strengthening existing programs.
Programs – Abusers Treatment programs, Displaced Homemaker’s program, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault programs.
NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) is a community of agencies and individuals who serve battered women and their children. We are
committed to building a society in which our shared beliefs and institutions discourage violence against women. NCCADV was founded in 1981 with 21 participating programs and now includes over 90 member programs. Areas of
support to member programs include technical assistance, training, information
about public policy initiatives, and activities to increase public awareness
Anti-Violence Committee of the Triad
The Anti-Violence Committee of the Triad was developed from the outgrowth of other organizations in 1997, and we were granted 501(c)3 non-profit tax exempt status in 2000. Our simple purpose is as promoters and educators of the means that an individual can power themselves. As such, we achieve these aims through:
- Promoting empowerment in the community - in schools, churches, and other public venues.
- Acting as advocates in all areas to help strengthen people through prevention, knowledge and education.
- Acting as a support network for other non-profit organizations.
- Embarking on specific projects to promote a cause, e.g. homelessness.
Project Rainbow Net
The initiative, Project Rainbow Net, is a grassroots effort based on the insight of
an advisory council made up of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people
who have an understanding of domestic violence in LGBT relationships and a
desire to end it.
Triad Health Project
Triad Health Project provides emotional and practical support to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, to their loved ones, and to those at risk for HIV/AIDS; implements strategies to educate those at risk and the community about HIV/AIDS; and advocates locally, regionally, and nationally for individuals and groups infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.