Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Next Tuesday's free domestic violence Lunch and Learn program, Housing
Services for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence, will explore
how Mecklenburg County is addressing shelter and housing needs of
domestic violence victims and survivors.

Panelists include Deronda Metz with Salvation Army's Center of Hope,
Kelly Forney with United Family Services' Shelter for Battered Women,
Erin Concelman with Mecklenburg County's Community Support Services'
Women's Commission DV Transitional Housing Program and Rebecca Stickel
with the YMCA's Women In Transition & Families Together program.

Certificates of Completion will be provided.

The program is presented by Mecklenburg County Community Support
Services Women's Commission and its partners on the Domestic Violence
Advocacy Council (DVAC). Participants are encouraged to bring their

When: Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Hal Marshall Building, 700 North Tryon Street,
Charlotte, NC 28202
Auditorium 1

Please note the new location is Mecklenburg County's Hal Marshall
Building at 700 North Tryon Street. Free parking is available in the
main parking lot and in the College Street overflow lot. A free
trolley runs the length of Tryon Street every seven minutes from
center city.

These free monthly seminars are open to the public and are held on the
first Tuesday of each month. Representatives from local help agencies
serve as presenters. The DVAC will continue to organize these
workshops as an ongoing effort to broaden the public's awareness of
the issues surrounding domestic violence. For more information on this
ongoing series and other events, go to

For more information on the effects of domestic violence in our
community, call Community Support Services at (704) 432-SAFE (7233),
CSSWomen's Commission at (704) 336-3210, or United Family Services'
Shelter for Battered Women 24-hour hot line at (704) 332-2513.