Families and survivors of crimes and violence
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Family Group. An ongoing group open to homicide survivors providing a safe and understanding environment where experience, information, and emotional support can be shared.  Please call to register before attending for the first time; they meet uptown (with free parking) on the first Tuesday of each month in the early evening. Call a leader of the group at 704-336-2364 Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm or another group leader at 704-336-6679 Mon-Fri 9-5; leave a messsage for a return call.  (updated 03/03/2014) [report error]

MOM-O (Mothers of Murdered Offspring). A group of mothers and fathers  of murdered offpsring who are banding together to support each other and make a difference in reducing violence in our community.   They help families find resources any time after the loss of a loved one.   Amongst other services, MOM-O has special get togethers twice a year for those who have lost a child to murder.  Call or email a leader of the group (mailto:jhwimo@hotmail.com). Call for more information at 704-334-5056 any day 9am-11pm or Lisa, the groups administrator, at 704-343-0068 any time any day (late night calls returned the day). http://www.momocares.org (updated 04/08/2014) [report error]

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). This organization provides a variety of support services (including a support group) for victims of drunk driving crashes as well as their parents, other relatives, friends, and concerned others.  They do not have a local chapter in Mecklenburg County; the NC office in Raleigh covers our local area. Call the NC office at 800-248-6233. http://www.madd.org/local-offices/nc (updated 04/10/2013) [report error]

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.  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 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 register for a support group or to ask any non-emergency questions at 704-944-0168 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. http://www.unitedfamilyservices.org/shelter-for-battered-women/ (updated 04/07/2014) [report error]

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