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Free Domestic Violence Training

Next Tuesday’s free domestic violence Lunch and Learn program, Voices of Survivors, will capture how hard it is to leave an abusive relationship. Survivor Gaylene Macuska will share how she has not only learned how to survive, but how to thrive.

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, May 4, 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), CSS Women’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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Media contact:
Michael Sexton at (704) 432-1568 (office), (704) 900-9346 (cell) or

or Gaylene Macuska at (704) 998-9676 or

April 30, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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