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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

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​October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

                                                                logo of Dove with ribbon and 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 2017 

Oct. 1 - 31: Operation Sleep Safety 
  • Location: Various locations across Mecklenburg County
  • Additional details: CMPD is sponsoring a donation drive for the Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter. To learn more about the items they are collecting and where you can drop them off, click here

Oct. 2: Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy Center goes purple for DVAM!

Oct. 3: National Call of Unity: Why I’m an Advocate
  • Time: 3-3:45 p.m.  
  • Location: Conference call - 888-609-1607, passcode 97818684#
  • Additional details: Hosted by National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. Every year the National Call of Unity kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness Month by bringing together advocates from national, state, and community-based organizations, governmental agencies, allied movements, survivors and their family and friends to connect and refocus our efforts to end domestic violence. 

Oct. 5: Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil 
  • Time: 7 – 9 p.m. 
  • Location: Little Rock AME Zion; 401 N. McDowell Street  
  • Additional details: Pay respect to victims of domestic violence through prayer. 

 

Oct. 7: NBC Compassion Legam Ministry's Free Legal Fair
  • Time: 10 a.m. - noon
  • Location: New Beginnings Church; 7027 Stillwell Road
  • Additional details: The fair will include FREE consultations with DV legal professionals.
 
Oct. 9: ​19th Annual American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Golf Tournament
  • Time: 7:30 a.m.
  • Location: Carolina Lakes Golf Club; 23012 Kingfisher Dr., Indian Land, SC
  • Additional details: All proceeds from the tournament will benefit Community Support Services Prevention and Intervention Services. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shot-gun start at 9 a.m. To learn more about event sponsorships and tickets visit: https://www.golfsquid.com/event.cfm?id=3068. Registration closes Monday, October 2.
  
Oct. 14: ManUp Against Domestic Violence
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. 
  • Location: The Park Expo & Conference Center; 800 Briar Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Additional details: The goal of the event is to broaden the scope and reach of the awareness, advocacy and commitment to stopping domestic violence in our community, especially with regard to the importance of male leadership in helping to solve this issue. The event is co-sponsored by The Park Church, The Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage, and Myers Park United Methodist Church. Learn more and register:  http://bit.ly/ManUp_2017.  

Oct. 14: Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church’s Annual Domestic Violence/Breast Cancer Awareness Community Gathering
  • Time: 3-7 p.m.  
  • Location: 1243 West Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208
  • Additional details: The event will have speakers, resources, and awareness visuals for domestic violence and breast cancer. 

Oct. 19: Domestic Violence Awareness at Talbots
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Location: Talbots; 9835 Pineville-Matthews Rd
  • Additional details: Shop Talbots and, at the same time, help raise awareness in our community.  A portion of sales during this event will benefit the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage.         

 

Oct. 26: Annual Partners Luncheon
  • Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.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. During the luncheon you'll hear from Keynote Speaker Andrea L. Pino, the co-author of "We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out," and co-founder of the national survivor advocacy organization End Rape on Campus. Email Savannah.Turner@SafeAlliance   for more information.          

Oct. 26: UNC Charlotte  Women + Girls Research Alliance Presents The Story of The Charlotte Girl
  • Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Location: UNC Charlotte Main Campus - Fretwell 100
  • Additional details: Join for the launch of a short report on the impact of violence, trauma + abuse on Charlotte's girls, followed by an expert panel including:
    • Dr. Shanti Kulkarni, University of North Carolina Charlotte
    • Dr. Annelise Mennicke, University of North Carolina Charlotte
    • Dr. Rachel A. Fusco, University of Pittsburgh
    • Dr. Beth Moracco, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
    • Reia Chapman, Center for Family & Maternal Wellness

Learn more about the event here: https://womengirlsalliance.uncc.edu/story-charlotte-girl.  

Do you have 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