Important Information

Emergency Placement

Emergency Domestic Violence Placement is Not Guaranteed. In partnership with several agencies DCTS will  assist with finding a  safe location if we do not have availability at Rhonda's Haven House.  

What is WITS End ?

 WITS  End is an interactive advocacy program that fosters empathy with victims of domestic violence,   substance abuse, or other forms of oppression.    A Walk-In-Their-Shoes (WITS)  program are for persons who  are at or have been at  a  WITS End before seeking help. This program educates & empower participants  on how to overcome  daily challenges. Proving  educational tools to  minimize or  eliminate barriers  before the situation escalates further  that may lead to destructive patterns of behaviors.    

WITS End Outreach


WITS Program Offers:

  • One-on-One consultation
    Sheltering Placement ( If available) or Placement  Assistance 
  • Educational Classes  includes
  • Life Skills Training
  • Empowerment Workshops
  • Financial Management Classes
  • Self-esteem Workshops
  • Vocational Readiness Skills
  • Case Management Services
  • Mentorship Program


Families F1rst

 Families F1rst  is  is a community awareness program  in which DCTS work with families one -on- one to becoming self-sufficient. We teach money management, self-care, and  assist with finding community resources to help overcome barriers that hinder growth.  Care packages are also provided to  individuals and families when donations Permit.


Goals of WITS End

Target Populations: Individuals or Families 

  • Help participants  with making better choices. 
  • Assist with securing future sustainability, 
  • Assist with finding treatment facilities or safe-housing  for victims of domestic violence
  • help clients Gain access to community resources and referrals
  • teach how to be self-sufficient during transition
  • Learn Healthy Parenting  &  Cooking  

Addictions: Triggers and Cravings

Triggers and Cravings (Part 1): Introductory and Maintenance Phases of Addiction (This video i first published in 2012, introduces information about the concept of the disease of addiction, the changes to the brain of a person who abuses substances, and the physical and psychological reactions when substance abuse stops. It explains cravings, why they occur, and ways they can be handled.

Emotional Abuse Can Happen to Anyone

Abuse is abuse regardless of what form it is delivered.  Emotional abuse can happen to anyone at any time in their lives. Children, teens and adults all experience emotional abuse. And emotional abuse can have devastating consequences on relationships and all those involved. Just because there is no physical mark doesn't mean the abuse isn't real and isn't a problem or even a crime in some countries. (HealthyPlace)

Domestic Violence Information Center

Domestic abuse is any act in which an individual uses deliberate intimidation, physical assault,battery, sexual assault, and/or other destructive and abusive behaviors as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. Included among the acts are physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic abuse can and may vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic abuse is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other.  Domestic abuse is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. It is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior that is only a fraction of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic abuse can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death. The devastating physical, emotional, and psychological consequences of domestic abuse can cross generations and last a lifetime. (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence ).

Are you at WITS End


Help for Domestic Violence Victims

The forensic nursing program at Cone Health now collects evidence of domestic violence. The evidence can be confidentially collected and kept until the person giving the evidence it. The hope is that the evidence can be used to obtain restraining orders or even be used in criminal trials. If you have questions about the Cone Health Forensic Nurse Domestic Violence program should call 336- 832-2966

Wits End Brochure

WITS End Brochure (pdf)