Map helps find local resources following office closures due to budget cuts
An interactive map connecting citizens to abuser treatment, domestic violence, displaced homemaker and sexual assault programs funded by the N.C. Council for Women (CFW) has been posted to its website.
The map was updated to reflect the reassignment of programs to different region offices following the June 30 shut down of CFW’s Northeast Region office, located in Greenville. Closure of a regional office was required by the budget passed by the N.C. General Assembly.
“Our goal in updating the map is to make it easier for women and families who are at risk and need assistance from local providers,” said CFW Executive Director Jill Dinwiddie. “Grants formerly managed by the Northeast Region office have been redistributed to ensure that essential programs and services remain available to those in need.”
Grants managed will be redistributed by county as follows:
REGION 1: Kathleen Balogh, Western Region Regional Director (828-251-6169).
Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Gaston, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga and Yancey.
REGION 2: Bernetta Thigpen, Northern Piedmont Region Director (336-288-8650).
Alamance, Alleghany, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Franklin, Forsyth, Guilford, Edgecombe, Granville, Halifax, Nash, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham , Stokes , Surry, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wilkes, Wilson and Yadkin.
REGION 3: Julie Owens, Southern Piedmont Region Director (704-563-3700)
Alexander, Anson , Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Iredell, Johnston, Lee, Mecklenburg , Montgomery, Moore, Scotland, Stanly , Richmond, Robeson, Rowan and Union.
REGION 4: Linda Murphy, Eastern Region Director (252-514-4868).
Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Gates, Green, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Sampson, Tyrrell, Washington, and Wayne.
The Council for Women’s mission is to serve and advocate for North Carolina women and families by providing information, and directing resources to programs serving victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, or are displaced homemakers in transition.