NCCADV Statement on U.S. v. Rahimi

February 6, 2023

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NCCADV is disappointed and alarmed by a federal court’s recent decision to strike down federal firearms protections in United States v. Rahimi. While this decision only applies in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, we are concerned by the court’s reckless reliance on harmful ideas about the acceptability of domestic and community violence.

We are grateful that state and federal law still provide protections for domestic violence survivors in North Carolina despite this ruling. Survivors in North Carolina can still ask a court to order the surrender of firearms as part of a domestic violence protective order, and people in North Carolina subject to a domestic violence protective order are not allowed to possess or purchase a firearm while the order is in place.

The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation has been shown to increase the risk of homicide by as much as 500%. In the first three weeks of 2023, NCCADV tracked nine domestic violence homicides, and all but one of them involved the use of a firearm. Laws limiting firearm access in domestic violence situations are an essential part of survival and relief for many North Carolinians.

Firearms restrictions save lives. NCCADV continues to train advocates, law enforcement, and other allied professionals on the importance of these laws, and we look to our federal courts to acknowledge and enshrine these protections as they continue to review the Rahimi decision.

NCCADV Announces Winners of Legislative Excellence Awards

September 22, 2022

This week, the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) publicly announces the winners of its 2022 Legislative Excellence Awards as Rep. Ted Davis, Jr., and Rep. David Price. This is NCCADV’s first year presenting Legislative Excellence Awards, which are intended to honor legislative allies at the state and federal level who have taken impactful action to address or prevent domestic violence in North Carolina.

NCCADV selected Rep. Ted Davis Jr. (R-20) of the North Carolina House of Representatives to receive a Legislative Excellence Award for his work to introduce Jordan’s Law to the General Assembly during the 2022 short session. Jordan’s Law, which goes into effect on December 1, 2022, allows judges to extend domestic violence protective orders (DVPOs) between the time a Plaintiff files to renew an expiring order and the date the court ultimately reviews the petition for renewal. This law addresses the common scenario where a domestic violence survivor’s existing DVPO is set to expire before the court can review their petition for renewal.

NCCADV selected Rep. David Price (D-4) of the United States House of Representatives to receive a Legislative Excellence Award for his advocacy on behalf of domestic violence survivors during his over 30 years of service in Congress. In his role as Chair for the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, Rep. Price has championed increased appropriations to address affordable housing and specific housing relief options for survivors of domestic violence. He has also supported multiple reauthorizations and enhancements of the Violence Against Women Act and the Family Violence Prevention Services Act.

Rep. Davis and Rep. Price will be honored during NCCADV’s virtual event, LUNAFEST, at 7:30 pm on Friday, September 23, 2022. Awardees will deliver brief remarks regarding their commitment to domestic violence during this event. Tickets for this event are available at

LUNAFEST Watch Party

2022 LUNAFEST Website banner

Please join the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) for a virtual screening of LUNAFEST® 2022, a program of short films that empower and inspire. This year’s stories are told from a variety of perspectives that champion women and gender nonconforming individuals, highlighting their aspirations, accomplishments, resilience, strength, and connection.

The event starts with a live watch party on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm (EDT). After the live virtual event ends, you will have 48 hours to view the 8 short films from the comfort of your couch. You will be able to pause, rewind, and re-watch these films as many times as you wish within those 48 hours.

Proceeds support NCCADV, a 501 (c)3 organization dedicated to creating a North Carolina and a world where everyone can live - and love - without the threat of abuse. NCCADV works to end domestic violence and to enhance work with survivors through collaborations, innovative trainings, prevention, technical assistance, state policy development and legal advocacy.

Read more: LUNAFEST Watch Party

Halifax, Edgecombe, and Nash COVID Relief


The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the economic challenges faced by survivors of intimate partner violence/domestic violence (IPV/DV). Particularly, survivors who identify as a part of the African, Black and/or Afro-Caribbean (ABC) community face hardships, that heighten chances for increased violence and harm to themselves and their families. In addition, survivors in rural areas live with persistent resource scarcity affecting accessibility to means of safety and wellness

In response to combating these hardships, NCCADV has temporary, limited funds available through December 1,2022, or until fully expended, to help eligible survivors in achieving a life with reduced harm. You are eligible to request these funds if:

- You self-identify as a victim and/or survivor of IPV/DV
- You are of African, Black or Afro-Caribbean descent; and
- You are a resident of either Halifax, Edgecombe or Nash County.

The limited funds can cover the following expenses necessary for increased safety and wellness:

- Rental assistance 
- Emergency hotel stay 
- Utilities assistance 
- Transportation needs (such as car repairs, taxi or Uber/Lyft services) 
- Medical/Medication purchases 
- Groceries 
- Child care 
- Counseling services 
- Cell phone/ telephone or internet services 
- Employment-related costs (such as uniform purchase or Tuberculosis or COVID testing) 

Read more: Halifax, Edgecombe, and Nash COVID Relief

NCCADV Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

June 24, 2022

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NCCADV condemns the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the right to abortion in today’s Dobbs opinion. In this decision, the Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the right to an abortion in the U.S. and opening the door for states to further restrict access to reproductive healthcare across the country. This decision is wrong and will harm millions of people.

Read more: NCCADV Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

NCCADV Statement on Roe v. Wade Draft Opinion

May 9, 2022

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Abortion Access Resources:

  • Click here if you need support obtaining an abortion in North Carolina
  • Click here to donate to the Carolina Abortion Fund
  • Click here to learn more about training your staff on supporting clients in need of abortion care
  • Click here to learn more about SisterSong’s work to strengthen and amplify the collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice.
  • Click here to learn more about each State’s abortion laws
  • Click here to find an abortion provider in your area
  • Click here to find abortion medication by mail
  • Click here to donate to Free From’s National Abortion Access Fund for Survivors

2021 COVID Relief Funding Cycle CLOSED

October 2021


As of October 1, NCCADV is no longer accepting applications for the COVID Relief Fund. If you have questions about an application you completed prior to September 30, 2021 email us at

In the meantime, here are other resources that may be helpful to you:


Find the Domestic Violence (DV) Agency serving your area


Additional COVID-related Resources




NC-Specific Mutual Aid Funds


Call 211


Community Resource Guides


Search Directory for Housing and Utilities Assistance


NCCADV Statement on Community Supports for Trans & Gender Nonconforming People

April 16, 2021

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NCCADV leads the state’s movement to end domestic violence, and we recognize that a key part of ending domestic violence is creating and communities to become increasingly more safe, stable, and nurturing. We are therefore compelled to oppose any legislation that removes community supports for any person, including trans and gender nonconforming people.

Recently introduced state legislation would prohibit trans and gender nonconforming youth and young adults from seeking affirming healthcare, engaging fully in school activities, and being their full selves without fear of outing. These proposals increase the risk that trans and gender nonconforming and young adults will experience violence victimization and negative health outcomes. We have studied the health impact of similar legislation in NC and found that anti-trans legislation increased suicidal ideations, discrimination, social isolation, and violence victimization among trans and gender nonconforming people across our state.

Read more: NCCADV Statement on Community Supports for Trans & Gender Nonconforming People

NCCADV Statement on AAPI Murders in Atlanta

March 18, 2021

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We are saddened by and condemn the murders of 8 people in Atlanta, including 6 Asian American women. We also denounce the rise in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate crimes across the country and stand in solidarity with the AAPI community and all survivors of violence  impacted by this traumatic event.  

We condemn the sexual objectification of all women, and AAPI women specifically. While there has been no confirmation that any of the victims were sex workers, we nonetheless condemn any attempt to justify violence against any person engaged in sex work.

We see the direct link between these murders and the anti-Asian racism reflected in the words of our politicians and community leaders in recent months.  We are reminded by this report released earlier this week by Stop AAPI Hate that Asian Americans across the country are reporting an increase in hate incidents based on their racewith AAPI women reporting these incidents more than twice as often as men. Because we know these murders were not an isolated incident of racism, we recognize the importance of ongoing education and action to prevent and respond to racism and gender-based violence.  This article provides more information andresources for serving AAPI communities and educating yourself and others on how to end hate against AAPI communities.

At NCCADV we know that we cannot end domestic violence without ending these acts of race and gender-based violence. We are committed to ending all systems that promote, excuse, and deny the violence that people face because of their race, sex, gender identity, immigration statusor occupation.