Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

We secure court protective orders for survivors and provide other services necessary to help them and their children fully recover and lead safe, independent lives. We have no income restrictions for survivors—all North Carolinians are eligible for our help.

Legal Aid NC Helpline

Toll-Free: 1 (866) 219-LANC (5262)

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Monday & Thursday

Apply for free help with civil (non-criminal) legal issues. Those 60 and older should call the Senior Helpline.

Battered Immigrant Helpline

Toll-Free: 1 (866) 204-7612

3:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Tuesday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Thursday

​Free help for immigrants who are victims of domestic violence. Learn more: Battered Immigrant Project

For information on our Child Visitation Clinic and Simple Divorce Clinic, visit the Family Law section of our website.

Category Name Organization
General 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) Helpline National Domestic Violence Hotline
Domestic Violence Protective Orders (50B) Basic Process of a Domestic Violence Hearing Legal Aid of North Carolina
Housing Certification of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence or Stalking: HUD Forms U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
General Changing Your Identity in North Carolina Legal Aid of North Carolina
General County Domestic Violence Agencies North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Protective Orders (50B) Domestic Violence Protective Orders Legal Aid of North Carolina
Housing Fair Housing Rights for Victims of Domestic Violence Legal Aid of North Carolina
Domestic Violence Protective Orders (50B) How To Represent Yourself at a Domestic Violence Hearing Legal Aid of North Carolina
Domestic Violence Protective Orders (50B) Know the Laws – By State n/a
Sexual Assault NC Rape Crisis Centers n/a
General ​Protective Order eNOughNC
Stalking Stalking: A Handbook for Victims Emily Spence-Diehl

Our projects focus on unique client populations and special areas of law.

Battered Immigrant Project

Our intake line is available for low-income immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking who are seeking free immigration assistance.   About The Battered Immigrant Project (BIP), part…

Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative

About ​​The Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) is a statewide project of Legal Aid of North Carolina that provides legal assistance to victims of domestic violence. DVPI advocates are trained…

Learn about your rights in the workplace, what impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on unemployment benefits.
Learn how to file a child custody action in court without an attorney. We will also discuss claims for visitation and emergency custody.
Learn how to file a simple divorce without hiring an attorney. We will also give important information on the changes brought by COVID-19.