Rape, incest and child abuse
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 to reigster for a support group 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. http://www.unitedfamilyservices.org/shelter-for-battered-women/
Thursday Thrivers of Safe Alliance (previously United Family Services).  A supportive and safe environment for women who have survived type of sexual abuse including stranger rape, acquaintance rape, and childhood sexual abuse. At their weekly evening meetings in uptown, they share their stories, learn new ways of coping, and re-establish hope for their journeys. Please be sure to call to register before attending your first meeting; their web site provides additional information about activities of Safe Alliance. Call the Safe Alliance crisis line at 704-375-9900 any time any day for a domestic violence emergency or the Safe Alliance crisis line to register at 704-375-9900 Mon-Fri 9-5. http://www.safealliance.org
UNC-C Women Healing Together from Abuse.  A group focused on providing survivors with coping skills and support in a safe environment for women dealing with the after-effects of emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse from childhood or adulthood. They meet weekly at the counseling center from September through May. Please call to register; the group runs each semester when there is enough demand. Call Rebecca, a group leader, at 704-687-0311 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.
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