Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior that occurs between family members or intimate partners. This can be physical, verbal or emotional abuse and it presents individuals, families and communities with a significant social problem. This is a problem for all sorts of people – of every race and economic status. It’s a human rights issue and it’s a threat to the Wilson Community. If you are being abused, you will probably need help to make the journey to safety. If you are in imminent danger, call 911.
Here are some links and telephone numbers for further information:
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office
(252) 237-2118 (business hours)
Wesley Shelter for Women (Immediate, local assistance if you live in Wilson, NC)
Wilson, NC Crisis Line: (252) 291-2344
Legal Aid in Wilson, NC
(252) 291-6851 (business hours)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224.
NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (Many links at this site to a variety of resources)
Toll Free: 1-888-232-9124