IN THE AFTERMATH OF A STORM, A BRIGHT SPOT.

Rather than navigating scattered resources and a daunting system, survivors of interpersonal violence and abuse need a safe, unified support system. A way to seek protection, pursue justice and regain well-being, all in one place. Beneath a strong and holistic umbrella of services and support.

A center with wraparound services has long been on the heart and mind of our community. It is a proven national model: public and private human service agencies, legal services, law enforcement and healthcare providers working together for the greatest good. Now we are building one here.

Our center will help individuals and families weather their worst storms and uplift all of Charlotte-Mecklenburg. It will be a hopeful and welcoming place that offers support and solutions. Here, survivors will transform their darkest hours into brighter tomorrows.

 

INTRODUCING THE UMBRELLA CENTER.

Our Center's Six Guiding Principles

The Umbrella Center will operate with six guiding principles in mind to honor victims of abuse, including:
  • Safe - The thoughtful caring, and secure environment will reduce fear and anxiety for survivors of violence.
  • Trauma-Informed - We will be a victim-centered, trauma informed facility with a culture of safety, empowerment, and healing
  • Integrated - A single, simple intake process will provide survivors with a range of wrap-around supportive services during the crisis and beyond.
  • Holistic - We will focus on the needs of the whole person:  physical, mental, spiritual, and social.
  • Outcome-driven - Data collection and analysis will measure our impact on public health, violence prevention and economic mobility.
  • Transformative - The proven approach to care will save and change lives, resulting in a safer healthier community for generations.

OUR CENTER WILL FEATURE:

• welcoming waiting areas
• interview and therapy suites
• forensic and general clinics
• meeting and conference space
• childcare
• outdoor play space
• sitting areas
• resource areas (food, clothing, technology, wellness and more)


Learn more about our mission and timeline, or how you can get involved.