Rape, incest and child abuse
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. http://www.safealliance.org/shelter-for-battered-women/ (updated 4/23/2014) [report error]

Courageous Corner. This is a group for survivors of sexual abuse (and soon to be for their families). Meetings provide a safe place for members to share experience, understanding, and support wherever they are in their journey.  This is a program of Brave Step. Call to talk with a member of the group at 704-361-5230 Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri 9-5 and Tue 9-9. Please leave a confidential voice message if the leader is not available. http://www.bravestep.org (updated 8/4/2015) [report error]

Seeking Safety Skills Group (structured education and support). A structured 11 week group for survivors of sexual assault occurring at any age.  The members concentrate on events and issues going on at the present time.  The group teaches resources to improve personal safety; through improving the use of personal coping strategies in the present. Topics include in part physical and emotional safety, honesty, healing from anger, and asking for help. Call 704-375-9900 to register for this group. After hours please call this number only for emergency sexual assault issues..  (updated 4/29/2014) [report error]

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. Call 704-375-9900 to register for this group. After hours please call this number only for emergency sexual assault issues.. http://www.safealliance.org (updated 4/29/2014) [report error]

UNC-C Women Healing Together from Abuse (Dormant). A group for UNC-C students only 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.  The group is sponsored by the Counseling Center at UNC-C.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.  (updated 5/1/2014) [report error]

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