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 lunch.

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
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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.

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