About

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

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
  • Hospital accompaniment
  • Comprehensive case management

For more information about these and other services we may offer, 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.