An abuse survivor goes to 9 locations, fill out 37 pages of paperwork, and repeat their story 27 times.
The Survivor Resource Center simplifies the process.
The Survivor Resource Center, which opened in February 2021, offers a short-term, small-scale solution to the complicated process that survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child maltreatment can face when they seek help. This referral-only, appointment-only center is a temporary precursor to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Family Justice Center, to be named The Umbrella Center. The Survivor Resource Center includes a broad range of services for Mecklenburg County survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child maltreatment.
Mecklenburg County Community Support Services, Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center, and Safe Alliance collaborate to determine the highest lethality cases on a referral-only basis for survivors. In addition, the Survivor Resource Center provides "navigator staff" to guide survivors through the multi-step process .
The Umbrella Center will be comprehensive in scope, offering a full range of services to survivors of domestic, child, sexual, and elder abuse as well as human trafficking. This center will serve as a walk-in center open to anyone who self-identifies as a survivor of abuse or victims who are referred. Visit The Umbrella Center webpage for more information.