Overview of the Survivor Resource Center
Our community has come together to establish a vision of what we want for our Family Justice Center. This vision includes a broad range of services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child maltreatment, human trafficking and elder abuse. The scope of this undertaking is not one that will be completed quickly. With that in mind, over the past several months the CharMeck Family Justice Center Steering Committee has been working on development of a Phase I Co-located Center which will be called the Survivor Resource Center (SRC).
The SRC will not be a family justice center. Instead of being open to the public, this initial model will accept referrals from core partners to address the highest risk cases of abuse. The development and operation of the SRC will run parallel to the planning, fundraising and establishment of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Family Justice Center, which will be called The Umbrella Center.
This limited scope collaboration will help to strengthen relationships, evolve community responses, engage other community partners, and continue to enhance the work of numerous community multi-disciplinary teams. Partners in the Center will develop systems and practices that will be incorporated in our community's Family Justice Center.
The SRC will provide core services for adult and child victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and child maltreatment through basic needs and crisis support, non-residential advocacy, and social services support. Due to space and staffing limitations, the SRC will not serve walk-in clients. Agencies with staff who will be located on site include Mecklenburg County Community Support Services, Mecklenburg County Youth and Family Services, CMPD, Pat's Place and Safe Alliance.
Location and PlanningThe Survivor Resource Center Will be located on the 5th floor of the Children Family Services Center (CFSC) building, located in Charlotte at 601 East 5st. CFSC also houses over 10 community based human service organizations.
The SRC Operations Committee has completed policies, protocols, procedures, trainings, and Covid 19 protocols to support the daily operations of the SRC. The center is scheduled to open in February 2021.
Again, we want to thank each of you for continuing to help us realize the mission of the SRC during these difficult times. Your support makes a world of difference to the people we serve!