The CSS Women’s Commission has historically been a catalyst for the development of numerous programs in the community that benefit women and families. Included in its many accomplishments is the key developmental leadership they provided to the establishment of the first Shelter for Battered Women, the Council for Children, Charlotte Emergency Housing and the first batterer’s intervention program (ADAM, later became NOVA).
The Women’s Commission Department moved under the Community Support Services (CSS) umbrella in 2008, joining Homeless Services and the Veterans Services Office. This newly formed department of Mecklenburg County offers assistance to domestic victims, offenders and child witnesses as well as displaced homemakers, veterans, homeless individuals and individuals living in targeted neighborhoods.
The CSS Women’s Commission leads the way still today by implementing and facilitating the first Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team in North Carolina producing law changing recommendations since 2009. They are also leading the charge to establish the Mecklenburg County Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Center opening in 2014.
If you need a speaker for your next event contact the Domestic Violence Speakers Bureau at 704-432-1568 or go to http://DVSB.Charmeck.org.