It’s time to say eNOugh.
eNOugh NC is committed to raising the public’s awareness about the epidemic of intimate partner/domestic violence, contributing to prevention efforts across the state, and improving community response to survivors. Almost 25% of women and 7.6% of men will be physically and/or sexually assaulted by a current or former spouse, dating partner, or romantic cohabitant in their lifetime. It is because of these sobering statistics that eNOugh NC is committed to eradicating intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking throughout North Carolina.
(Tjaden & Thoennes, U.S. DOJ, 2000)
To that purpose, our goals are as follows:
- To disseminate knowledge about the extent of the epidemic of intimate partner violence, and the extent of the emotional and physical damage that it can cause in a family or relationship. Increasing the public’s knowledge about intimate partner violence can begin to alter the social norms which often camouflage and excuse abusers’ behaviors.
- To contribute to and enhance efforts to prevent domestic and sexual violence throughout the state, both at the community level and on college and university campuses. Increasing intolerance of intimate partner and sexual violence will lead to a healthier and safer North Carolina.
- To offer information on the location, availability, and services provided across North Carolina by existing local governments, non-profits, and private sector agencies already battling this epidemic. eNOugh NC endeavors to link survivors of violence with appropriate service providers across the state.