The formation of the Women's Commission grew out of a proposal prepared by the Charlotte Women's Political Caucus and endorsed by numerous other women's organizations.
In 1974, the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners established a community advisory board to provide information and to make recommendations on the status of women in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Originally we were known as the Commission on the Status of Women.
In 1979 we were renamed to "Mecklenburg County Women's Commission" with a direct focus on employment, training domestic violence victim services, and advocacy.
In 2008 we became a part of Mecklenburg County’s Community Support Services.
Our domestic violence or “intimate partner violence” services work with victims, children exposed to the abuse and abusers, as well as spearheading public awareness efforts and education throughout our community.
The CSS Women’s Commission also works with the unemployed and underemployed with a number of training offerings, a clothing closet, and a job bank to assist in finding a job.
Where We Are
The Women's Commission is located in the Hal Marshall Building at 700 N. Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. We are on the bus line (11 or 22) at the corner of 11th Street and have free parking out front. Call us at 704-336-3210.