Families and survivors of crimes and 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 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.safealliance.org/shelter-for-battered-women/ (updated 4/23/2014) [report error]

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Family Group. An ongoing group open to adult homicide survivors providing a safe and understanding environment where experience, information, and emotional support can be shared.  They meet uptown (with free parking) on the first Tuesday of each month in the early evening at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Headquarters, 601 East Trade Street.  Attendees are allowed to park in the CMPD parking deck; it has an entrance on Davidson Street and on Fifth Street -- they will buzz you in.  You may call to register or just show up; we suggest that you do call to confirm meeting times when the first Tuesday is near a holiday. Call another group leader at 704-336-6679 Mon-Fri 9-5; leave a messsage for a return call or a leader of the group at 704-336-2364 Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm. http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cmpd/organization/investigative/violentcrimes/homicide-adw/pages/homicidesupportgroup.aspx (updated 5/12/2014) [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 on her cell phone at 704-517-8669 any day 9am-11pm or Judy at home at 704-334-5056. http://www.momocares.org (updated 4/26/2014) [report error]

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD-NC). MADD provides a variety of free support services for victims of impaired (alcohol, other drugs, and underage drinking) driving crashes as well as their parents, other relatives, friends, and concerned others.  They are holding a special 5K walk to raise funds to support their programs; for details check their website and click Walk Like MADD in the Events list.  They do not have a Mecklenburg County chapter or support group at this time; the NC office in Raleigh covers our local area. Email their office at nc.state@madd.org. Call their office at 800-248-6233. http://www.madd.org/local-offices/nc (updated 5/1/2014) [report error]

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