About Us

The Center for Family Violence Prevention is a private, non-profit agency primarily funded by state, federal and local grants.   We have offices in Pitt, Martin and Washington County.  Through this funding, the Center for Family Violence Prevention provides resources and services to victims of domestic violence and their families.


We are committed to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and promoting healthy family relationships in our community.

Outpatient Therapy

This program provides individual counseling and support groups. Some issues addressed include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, Depression, Grief, and Family Conflicts.​

Hispanic Outreach Program

Raises awareness within the Hispanic community through education and all other services offered by the Center for Family Violence Prevention. Through cultural competency, the bilingual staff provide advocacy and case management to Spanish-speaking victims of Domestic Violence.

Parenting Classes

Becoming a parent isn’t always easy, especially where there has been trauma and unforeseen events. Let the Family Center help you transition into becoming the parent that your child needs. All parenting classes are available in group or individual settings.
Classes are available weekly.
· Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)
· STEP (Systematic Training For Effective Parenting) 

Children's Counseling

For children who have witnessed or are experiencing:
· family violence
· difficulties at school
· aggressive behavior
· low self-esteem
· relationship problems
· adjustment issues
· depression
· anxiety
· trust issues
· avoidance of family/friends

Our licensed counselors work one-on-one with your child to build trust and understanding.
​This program is free and confidential for children ages 5-17.

CATCH/Teen Outreach

Caring for Abused Teens in the Community and at Home (CATCH) is a curriculum designed for youths ages 10-21. It addresses the mental and emotional needs of adolescents and young adults experiencing the effects of domestic violence in their family or dating relationships.  The curriculum also covers social media safety, bullying, and healthy relationships.

Court Advocacy

Victim advocates provide court preparation, advocacy and accompaniment, assistance in filing Domestic Violence Protective Orders (50b), assistance with victim compensation claims, safety planning, and referrals to the legal community for domestic violence victims.

Supervised Visitations

Supervised visitations are a safe way for parents to visit with their children under the supervision of the Family Center staff.
We provide two different levels of monitoring. All visits are audio and video recorded.
This service is open to the public with no referral necessary.

Monitored Exchanges

For the safety of those involved in domestic violence and also for the mental health of the children, monitored exchanges provide a safe environment and omit the arguments between parents/guardians. Through monitored exchanges there is zero interaction between the visiting and custodial parents/guardians. The focus should always be the children and their well-being.

Board of Directors

Sarah Bateman, Chair

April Moore, Vice Chair

Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman, Secretary

Myers Chandler, Treasurer

Heidi Bonner

Minerva Freeman

Emily Irvin

Sharona Johnson

Denise Moore-Jones

Laura Nelson

Glenn Perry

Julia Petrasso

Donna Raynor

Fay Raynor

LaChauncey Staton

Chris Viverette

Laura King, Executive Director

Interested in serving email lking@c4fvp.org