Domestic violence
Charlotte Domestic Violence Shelter (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.  In addition to direct services for residents and their children, they provide two groups for adult women survivors: 1) a general recovrery group and 2) parenting issues. Call the Shelter to register for a support group or to ask any non-emergency questions at 704-944-0168 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or the Shelter hot-line for a domestic violence emergency at 704-332-2513 any time any day to speak confidentially to a counselor. (updated 4/23/2014) [report error]

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. (updated 4/23/2014) [report error]

NOVA (New Options for Violence 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.  Most of the participants are court-ordered domestic violence offenders.   The groups are in English or Spanish.  For details check their website. Call for details at 704-336-4344 Mon-Fri 9-5 Mon-Fri 9-5. (updated 8/20/2014) [report error]

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 a group leader for specific questions at 704-543-8998 Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm only or the church office at 704-543-7677 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm.  (updated 4/7/2014) [report error]

Women's Commission Domestic Violence Support Groups / Legal Clinic. Support groups for men and women who have been in, or are currently 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).  They also have a teen violence program.  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.  (updated 3/12/2014) [report error]

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