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Community Support Services
700 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Hal Marshall County Services Center, 2nd Floor
700 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

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CSS Communications
704-432-7233

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​October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

                               October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month                                 

Every October advocates across Mecklenburg County come together to raise awareness about domestic violence. This month provides an opportunity each year to educate the community on the pattern of abusive behaviors that alter the lives of too many of our neighbors, friends and families. It is a time hold events in memory of those who have lost their lives at the hands of their abusers, and to celebrate all survivors of intimate partner violence.

Get involved during DVAM 2018: 

Sept. 27: It's Our Business, Make It Yours - Domestic Violence Employers Workshop 
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
  • Location: Foundation for the Carolinas 
  • Additional details: Hosted by Bank of America and The Jamie Kimball Foundation for Courage, this workshop will focus on how to deal with and manage domestic and intimate partner violence in the workplace. The day-long educational workshop will feature dynamic speakers who will share their perspective on this growing epidemic, and provide you with tools and information you need to create a Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence Policy and culture of support no matter the size of your company.  Learn more: Domesitc Violence Employers Workshop Invitation.pdf

Sept. 29: Celebrating Life Fashion Show 
  • Time: 5:30-8 p.m. 
  • Location: Noda Creative Art Studio - 2424 N. Davidson Street, Suite 110
  • Details: Jazzundaground International & Sole Sisters Inc. have partnered to host a fashion show for survivors of domestic violence. Survivors will feel renewed empowered and determined, by turning anger and fear into something positive. Even those who we have lost to this cause, we continue to advocate and fight on their behalf while celebrating life. We have celebrity guest appearances, LIVE performances, food/drinks, silent art auction and more. Tickets are $25 and available here: http://bit.ly/CelebratingLifeFashionShow2018 

Sept. 29: Her Voice Rising - Teen Edition! 
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
  • Location: The Third Place - 1604  Park Drive.,
  • Details: Hosted by Epoch Tribe and Hannah Hasan, girls ages 13-18 are invited to come together for a spoken word master class. Participants will create spoken art about sisterhood and social justice and present to their families afterwards. Cost is $25 per participant - email hannahhasa@gmail.com to register. 

Oct. 1-31: Operation Sleep Safely - Donation Drive for Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter 
  • Location: Drop off locations include: CMPD Headquarters, CMPD Division Offices, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center and City of Charlotte Offices. 
  • Additional details: CMPD is collecting the following  NEW items: Twin size sheets (preferably bleachable, white sheets), twin size blankets/comforters, bleach gallons for laundry, pillows and white bath towels. These items will stock Safe Alliance's Domestic Violence Shelter which houses over 100 victims and their children every night of the year. 

Oct. 1: Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy Center goes purple for DVAM!

Oct. 2: Fighting for Women with Fashion 
  • Time: 7-10 p.m. 
  • Location: CenterStage Noda - 2315 N Davidson St
  • Additional details: A collaboration of the Women Lawyers of Charlotte and the Women Physicians Section of the Mecklenburg County Medical Society, this fundraiser includes a fashion presentation featuring models from the legal and medical professions, a high-stakes auction, and an always-sold-out wine pull. Proceeds benefit Safe Alliance, an agency providing hope and healing to those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. For sponsorships and ticket information visit http://bit.ly/FightingForWomenWithFashion.

 

Oct. 3: DEFY - an empowering and safe event to share your story! 
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. 
  • Location: Johnson C. Smith University 
  • Additional details: The event is for students and the community to share their stories as a speak out. 

Oct. 4: ​Domestic Violence Prayer Vigil 
  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Location: Little Rock AME Zion Church - 401 N. McDowell St.
  • Additional details: The vigil gives the community an opportunity to come together and honor the names of people who have been murdered by their partners. In addition to the reading of the names, this year the Vigil will honor a warrior to end Domestic Violence, the late Romana Brant . A scholarship fund to be used to

    assist families in transition as they move from suffering to thriving.

Oct. 4: ​Community Leaders Networking Mixer 
  • Time: 7:30-10 p.m. 
  • Location: Sports One - 521 North College St. 
  • Additional details: A networking event hosted by Butterfly Visions Project.  RSVP here:  http://bit.ly/BVP_NetworkingEvent

Oct. 6: My Sister's Keeper - Men's Pampering Event 
  • Time: 4-6 p.m.
  • Location: Pink Studio - 300 Est John St., Matthews NC
  • Additional details: To get men involved in the cause in a positive way, My Sister's Keeper Foundation will be sponsoring a Men's Pampering event. 

Oct. 11: WEBINAR - The Intersection of Guns and Domestic Violence   
  • Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Register for the webinar here
  • Additional details: During Domestic Violence Awareness Month a panel of leading organizations will join NCADV for a free webinar to explore the intersection of domestic violence and firearms from a variety of perspectives, including: survivors of gun violence by an intimate partner, public policy, law enforcement and public health.

Oct. 14: 3rd Annual Heels to Heal Walking Out on Domestic Violence Event
  • Time: 2-4:30 p.m. 
  • Location: Studio Movie Grill - 210 East Trade Street 
  • Additional details: The 3rd Annual Heels to Heal Walking Out on Domestic Violence Event will raise awareness against Domestic Violence in our community by bringing a lively group of donors, community supporters, politicians, former program participants, and leaders in the corporate and philanthropist sectors together. The event will include presentations, awareness skits, speakers and informational handouts. Tickets are $20 and are available here: http://bit.ly/HeelsToHeal

Oct. 17: Say Her Name - The Rape of Dinah: Never Forget
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Greenville Memorial AME Zion Church - 6116 Monteith Dr. 
  • Additional details: Join Rev. Dr. Sheldon R. Shipman and Rev. Thomas Grinter and Sisters In The Sacred Space Women's Ministries for a worship service against intimate partner violence.  

Oct. 16: Safe Alliance Annual Partners Breakfast
  • Time: 7:30 - 9 a.m. 
  • Location: Charlotte Convention Center - 501 S. College Street
  • Additional details: The goal of this event is to raise funds to support the services provided by Safe Alliance, and will bring together old and new friends to hear about the devastating impact of domestic violence and sexual assault on our community. In addition to sharing our agency’s recent successes and strategic plans, we’ll feature two survivors who will share their personal triumphs after experiencing intimate partner violence. For sponsorships and information about becoming a table captain visit http://bit.ly/AnnualPartnersBreakfast.

Oct. 19 & 20: Secrets of a Woman 
  • Time: Friday Oct. 19 @ 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • Location: Jay M. Robinson High School - 300 Pitts School Road SW, Concord NC 28027
  • Additional details: Based on the secret trilogy novels by Teresa Mason-Browning, this is a stageplay highlighting a woman's experience with domesic violence. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or at www.teresamasonbrowning.com. 

Oct. 20: Domestic Violence Awareness at Uptown Flea
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
  • Location: Uptown Flea Market - 700 N. Tryon 
  • Additional details: To spread awareness, a domestic violence resource table will be at the Uptown Flea Market. 

Oct. 20: Domestic Violence - "I'm In Love"
  • Time: 6-8 p.m. 
  • Location: Reconciling the World Ministries - FireHouse, 7825 Plott Rd.
  • Additional details: "I'm In Love" is one of the most Popular reasons people stay in an abusive relationship. Come out and get information on how to break the cycle of Domestic Violence. If you know someone in this situation come see how to be an effective By Stander to help your loved one/friend get out of that situation. Registration is FREE and available here: http://bit.ly/ImInLove_DVEvent

Oct. 22:  Mission Monday: DivaNation Against Battered Women
  • Time: 4 - 10 p.m.
  • Location: Cabarrus Brewing Company - 329 McGill Ave NW, Concord NC 
  • Additional details: Each Monday from 4 pm to 10 pm, CBC will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales in theTap Room to a local non-profit organization! Each Monday will feature a different non-profit, so make sure to drop by for a brew, and also help out a worthy cause. On Oct. 22, proceeds will go to Divanation Against Battered WOMEN

Oct. 22: Communities in Schools Partnership Showcase 
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
  • Location: First Missionary Baptist Church - Conference Center 
  • Additional details: Communities in Schools, in collaboration with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Community Partnerships and Family Engagement Department, is sponsoring a partnership resource fair to highlight the resources in the community - aimed at strengthening children, families and schools. 

Oct. 25: Domestic Violence Awareness Council hosts Awareness March 
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. 
  • Location: Uptown Square - corner of Trade and Tryon
  • Additional details: Join survivors and advocates from across the area for an domestic violence awareness march. You'll hear a survivor's story. Signs will be provided. 

Oct. 25: Unmasking Domestic Violence Masquerade Gala
  • Time: 6-9 p.m. 
  • Location: The Laboratory Mill - 848 Southfork Rd., Lincolnton, NC 28092
  • Additional details:  All Proceeds from this signature fundraiser for Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence will go toward building a new facility for Amy’s House, Lincolnton’s shelter for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Last year, Amy’s House provided a safe haven for 197 women and children who were leaving abusive situations at home, but we had to turn away several victims due to lack of space. This Masquerade Gala will unmask the stigma of and give a voice to survivors of domestic violence, while helping to raise funds through a silent auction. Dinner and entertainment is included. Cash beer & wine bar available. Tickets available here: https://unmaskdv.eventbrite.com/ 

Oct. 27: Beauty for Ashes Domestic Violence Awareness Gala 
  • Time: 6-9 p.m. 
  • Location: Bethel Baptist Church - 2474 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. 
  • Additional details: Come celebrate those of us who survived and are now taking advocating daily to help save lives to other victims. Its not as easy as one might think. A lot of victims don't leave the abusers after connecting with an advocate or using our services. Some go back or end up dead. You can help change that by supporting this event and taking awareness back to your community and families. Together we are the village making a difference. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/BeautyForAshes_DVGala        

Is there an event you'd like to add to the list? Email CSSPrevention@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.

Address

Mailing Address:

Community Support Services
700 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

Hal Marshall County Services Center, 2nd Floor
700 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

CSS Communications
704-432-7233

Key Initiatives

CSS Key Initiatives