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Who We Are

The Center for Family Violence Prevention is a non-profit organization based out of Greenville, North Carolina dedicated to breaking the cycle of intimate partner violence. We offer adult and child counseling for victims and their families, provide court advocacy services, and offer community outreach. Our safe house, New Directions, provides victims and their families safe shelter and prepares them to be self-sufficient.

Our Mission 

Our mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence while enhancing individual self-sufficiency and promoting healthy family relationships. We are dedicated to providing safe housing and supportive services to individuals in domestic violence situations.

Our History

Established in 1983 by a grant co-authored by the Pitt County Mental Health Center and the Family Practice Center, our agency was originally called the Family Violence Task Force.  In 1984 we received additional funding from Pitt County and the NC Council for Women to provide services to women and children who were victims of domestic violence.  In 1986, we were incorporated as the Pitt County Family Violence Agency, Inc. and became a United Way agency.  That same year the City of Greenville leased a house to our agency to use as a shelter for accommodating up to 18 women and children.

In 1993, the Domestic Violence Network, a 47-member multi-disciplinary alliance, was formed to develop, market and implement realistic protocols to provide a coordinated community response to domestic violence in Pitt County.

In 1996, we opened My Sister's Closet, an upscale, resale boutique for women's clothing and accessories.  The store's operations began provided funding to help support the programs and services of our agency, which now included adult and children's counseling as well as legal assistance. 

In 1999, the agency changed its name to the Family Violence Program of Pitt County, and the name "New Directions" was kept to identify our safe house facility.  During this year we separated our administrative and counseling offices from the safehouse.  This allowed us to establish a private, professional counseling environment for women and children who did not live at our safehouse and also provided access to the public.

In 2000, we expanded our Children's Services Program, adding an additional parenting class and initiating a court group for children that received referals from the women that participated in our Court Prep Group.  In July 2000, we added the Abuse in Later Life Program that targets victims over the age of 50 years.

In 2013, our Adult Counseling program expanded to treat women and men.  All adults may be seen with our licensed counselors for domestic violence, grief, stress, and other challenges life may present.

 Our administrative office is currently located at 150 E. Arlington Blvd, Suite D, Greenville, NC 27858.

Our Future

We currently serve Martin, Pitt, and Washington counties and have office located in each of these counties. We plan to continue to actively support victims and dedicate our services to the families who are affected by intimate partner violence. We receive operational funding from the local, state, and federal government, the United Way as well as from private donors and community groups.

My Sister's Attic

My Sister's Attic is a Home Furnishing & Decor Resale & Consignment shoppe located in Greenville. Dedicated volunteers and staff assist in sorting, pricing, staging, and customer service!The money generated goes to funding programs and services provided by the Center for Family Violence Prevention.  

909 Red Banks Road, Arlington Village (Across the street from Honey Baked Hams and very near to La Ribera)


Store Hours:  Monday -Friday: 10-5pm    Thursday:  10-5pm    Saturday:  10-4pm


My Sister's Closet

My Sister's Closet is an upscale resale boutique that features gently used ladies clothing and accessories.  Dedicated staff and volunteers sort, clean, price, and display donated merchandise. The income generated by My Sister's Closet is returned directly to the community through programs and services provided by the Center for Family Violence Prevention. Merchandise constantly changes as newly donated items make their way to the sales floor.  

329 E. Arlington Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27858


Store Hours:
Mon - Wed 10 AM-5 PM
Thur 10 AM -6 PM
Fri 10 AM-5 PM
Saturday- 10 AM to 4 PM

The Family Center

The Family Center is the core of a comprehensive community response that is coordinated with local law enforcement and the court system.  The Family Center offers, supervised visitation with non-custodial parents, monitored exchanges between parents, child counseling, parenting classes, and the GREAT program, a 26 week abuser treatment program. These services are offered by appointment only.

755 Johns Hopkins Dr. Greenville, NC 27834


Portal Information


Organization that provides comprehensive domestic violence services to individuals and families.


Human Services


150 E. Arlington Blvd., Suite D



State / Province

North Carolina



Primary Contact Name

Kelly Young

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