We’re Here to Help

Located in Shelby, NC, the Cleveland County Abuse Prevention Council, Inc. provides quality, confidential services to survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, homelessness, and homemaker displacement.  We do so by providing safe shelter, advocacy, support services, and preventive education.

Raymer Place

In addition to serving as Cleveland County’s only rape crisis center, the Abuse Prevention Council provides the following services free or at little cost to most clients.

  • 24-hour Crisis Hotline
  • Safe shelter
  • Court advocacy
  • Professional counseling
  • Support groups
  • Career planning
  • Hospital accompaniment
  • Supportive housing
  • Comprehensive case management

For additional information about these and other services we may provide, please call us at 704-487-9325.

If you are experiencing crisis, please call our Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Line at 704-481-0043. Your confidential call will be answered by a live person, 24 hours a day.