DASH (Divorce and Separated Happening Group).  The members of this Christian group at St. Gabriel Catholic Church mutually share Gods transforming, healing love to deal with the struggles of divorce and separation. The group is open to any adult considering, in the midst of, or finished with a divorce or separation. They have two groups -- one is social and one is for support. Call a group leader at 803-370-4296 Monday through Friday 5pm-9pm. http://stgabriel.clickcom.com/separted-and-divorced/
DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids.  A 10 week program with a Christian emphasis for those going through divorce and for their children. This number is for the Hickory Grove Baptist Church group, but please check the website for other groups in Charlotte. Call a group leader at 704-532-7211 any day 9am - 5pm. http://www.divorcecare.org/findagroup/search
NOVA (New Options for Violent Actions (Nonprofit service).  Educational group counseling in separate groups for men or for women who have been physically or emotionally abusing a wife/husband or girlfriend/boyfriend. The participants are court-ordered domestic violence offenders. The groups are in English or Spanish. Call for details at 704-336-4344 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/CommunitySupportServices/WomensCommission/NOVA/Pages/home.aspx
Shelter for Battered Women (all groups).  The Shelter provides support services and safety for women and children who are in or who have been in an abusive relationship with an intimate partner. They also sponsor professionally facilitated free support groups. For adult women these include groups addressing making decisions about abusive relationships, parenting, trauma recovery, and substance abuse. They also work with children regarding trauma and offer free childcare. Call the Shelter hot-line for a domestic violence emergency at 704-332-2513 any time any day to speak confidentially to a counselor or the Shelter to reigster for a support group at 704-944-0168 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. http://www.unitedfamilyservices.org/shelter-for-battered-women/
TGIF (Separation and Divorce Group at St. Matthew).  A group for adults before, during, and after a divorce. Their meeting structure flexes to match the needs of the members who are attending that meeting. They meet weekly in the evening. Be sure to call to confirm details before attending your first meeting. Call for meeting time and location at 704-543-7677 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm or a group leader for specific questions at 704-543-8998 Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm only.
Women's Commission Domestic Violence Support Groups / Legal Clinic.  Support groups for men and women who have been in, or are currely in, any type of abusive relationship as well as for their children ages 5-18 years. There is also a twice monthly legal clinic for consultations about family law (separation, divorce, custody, visitation, and violence), a teen violence program, and "HERO" program for children who live in violent homes. Please call to meet a professional at the center to ascertain the most appropriate assistance. Call a staff member at 704-336-3210 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.
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