INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

Come by and visit our Resource Room for information on community activities and programs. We also have:

· listings of redtube attorneys and therapists (including their specialties and fees)
· lesbian, bisexual and transgender resources
· a job notebook with up-to-date openings from Triangle employers
· a housing xvideos notebook that lists places to rent as well as people looking for an apartment or house
· a free resource poster that lists local services and agencies women might need The Resource Room is open to the public anytime The Women’s Center is open. Please click here for Center hours. Finding a Resource You Need Please click here for information on videos porno community resources. If you New Choices…Strategies for Success Career Programs at The Women’s Center Individual Career Counseling Career counseling volunteers can meet with you individually to help you plan your job search. We can help you with:
· Putting youjizz together a resume
· Practicing interviewing skills
· Learning youporn job search techniques
· Preparing for a job search
· Assessing your skills using career
exploration xnxx exercises Career-Building Workshops We offer workshops to help you get and keep the career that is right for you. Please click here to find our upcoming career workshop offerings.

Educational Assistance
We offer scholarships to help pay for tuition or books for women who qualify for financial assistance. We want to support women who need more education to improve their employment options. Please call 919-968-4610 for more information.

Please click here for more career/employment resources.Support Groups
Separation and Divorce* Thursdays, January 13 – February 24, 6:30-8:00 p.m. This 7-week group will provide women who are going through separation and divorce a safe, confidential, and nurturing setting in which they may give and receive empathy, mutual respect, and encouragement to help each other cope with this difficult life transition. At least one session will be led by a local attorney and will address the legal issues of separation and divorce, child custody, finances, and the role of professional medication. All participants will learn about the psychological tasks of divorce for both adults and children. If participants are parents, one session will focus on ways in which parents can help cushion the impact of divorce on their children. The group process will support needed expression of grief, loss, and anger but will also seek to discover the unique and rare opportunities for self-understanding and transformation. Facilitated by Flora Dunbar, MA, LPA, LPC, staff psychologist at OPC Area Program and psychologist/counselor in private practice in Chapel Hill, NC. Open to women only. Free. Donations to The Women’s Center welcomed.

Support Group Guidelines: Potential group members will meet or speak on the phone with facilitators prior to the group for a screening interview to determine if the group is an appropriate match and to answer questions
Back to top Women’s Empowerment Feminist Reading and Discussion
Tuesdays, Nov. 23, Jan. 25 & Feb 22, 7-8:30 p.m. Join this ongoing group for women that focuses on readings with a multicultural feminist perspective. Call Abbie Tom at 933-8972 for more information. Free.

Creative Conflict Resolution
Tuesdays, Jan. 11, 18, 25, & Feb. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Have you ever had a conflict with someone that seems impossible to resolve? Do you wonder what options exist for resolving conflicts? Join us for this four-part series that explains how professional mediation works as well as how you can use simple mediation skills in your own life to resolve conflicts. The introductory session will focus on how individuals choose mediation, the pros and cons of using a mediator, and options for resolving the conflict on your own. The following three sessions are based on the tenets of mediator training and will focus on honing your own conflict resolutions skills. You will learn the art of skillful conflict resolution by studying negotiation styles, how personality type factors into conflict, and effective communication skills. You’ll have an opportunity to practice your new skills at the end of each session. Facilitated by Lesley Marijke McCandless, certified Dispute Resolution Mediator, who has extensive experience in family, court, and complex mediation. Open to women only. $25 members/$30 non-members. Participants must attend all four sessions. Scholarships available.

Women and Sexuality in the Modern Age
Tuesday, February 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
What does it take for women to be able to safely express themselves sexually in this day and age? This workshop offers you an opportunity to learn about your body and your pleasure through a discussion about safe sex, healthy pleasure, and how to communicate in a sexual relationship. We’ll talk about taking care of your body, birth control options, and how to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases and other infections. We’ll discuss how we explore and honor pleasure through a variety of ways and talk about the myths and realities of orgasm, the g-spot, clitoris, masturbation, and sex toys. We’ll also explore how communication plays into a sexual relationship, and learn new skills we can use in talking about sex with a partner and exploring changes in a sexual relationship. It’s time to listen to our bodies, honor ourselves, and be healthy! Facilitated by Laura Poole, sexuality educator and facilitator Open to women only. $20 members/$25 non-members. Scholarships available.
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Three Goddess Nights
Saturdays, February 12, 26 & March 12, 8-10:00 p.m.
Join us in a night for the mind, a night for the body, and a night for the soul held at the off-site rustic MZM Retreat Center. We invite you to three evenings of play where anything is possible! You will get to play with goddess clothes the facilitator has collected from around the world, dance just for yourself, do art just for the fun of it, share favorite books and poems, and read Zen tarot cards. Those who would like to can relax in the jacuzzi in the woods. The only thing you need to bring is yourself (and a bathing suit). Expect the unexpected and carpe diem! Facilitated by Lesley McCandless, freelance writer, speaker, mediator, and retreat coordinator. To register, call 919-968-4610. For more information about the workshop or for directions to the retreat center, please call 493-1443. Open to women only. $20 members/$25 non-members (materials fee included). Scholarships available.

Playgroup for Adults Monday, February 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Do you sometimes feel jealous of your child’s ability to play freely and joyfully? Early play is about process over product, so it is impossible to do it wrong. It’s about creativity and activities like making collages, working with clay, painting, and dramatic play. It gives us a chance to explore blocks to connecting with our own creativity. It is about making choices, playing out feelings, self-awareness. Maybe you didn’t have enough of this in childhood, so come play now. Facilitated by Nancy Jeannechild, LCSW. Nancy provides therapy for children and has extensive experience in adult play groups. She currently has a private practice in Chapel Hill. Open to women only. $10 members/$15 non-members. Scholarships available.

Women in Transition Group Wednesdays, February 23 – April 13, 7-8:30 p.m. (Co-sponsored by The Women’s Center and Marjorie Scheer, to be held at 204 Rigsbee Avenue, in Downtown Durham) When we go through transitions in life, we often feel alone and isolated. The opportunity to share with other women helps us feel stronger and more capable of making changes. It helps us to access the strength we already have. With assistance from other women, this group will help you navigate new challenges. If you are a woman, 28 and older, who is moving through a challenging transition (separation, job loss/change, divorce, a recent move, an empty nest, relationship struggles, or any other challenge with which you might need a hand) this group might be for you. Call 919-309-7744 for more information. Led by Marjorie Scheer, MSW, LCSW. Marjorie Scheer is an experienced group facilitator and psychotherapist. Maximum $40 per session – a sliding fee schedule is available based on income.

Media Literacy Making Media Literacy a Part of Youth Programs Thursday, February 17, 2005 (Time and cost: TBA) Location: The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of NC office, 10001 Main St., Suite D, Chapel Hill In the United States, children and adolescents spend an average of 6 hours a day with some form of media. Research has shown that teens who are exposed to a high level of sexual content in the media are more likely to engage in sexual activity. Media literacy gives students the knowledge and skills they need to analyze media messages so that they can independently decide whether to accept or reject what they are seeing and hearing. During this training, Jane Brown, Ph.D., Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill, will provide an overview of current research about the media and its impact on youth. Kate Rademacher, Director of Adolescent Programs at The Women’s Center in Chapel Hill, will share practical strategies for how educators can incorporate media literacy education into pregnancy prevention initiatives and other programs for youth. For more information

Career You’re Hired! Creating Resumes and Cover Letters Wednesday, February 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Do you want to develop an effective resume and cover letter but aren’t sure where to begin? Do you have a mixture of job-related experiences but aren’t sure how to organize them or present them in the most effective light? Whether you are new to resume writing or need a refresher, you’ll learn how to put together the best resume for the job you are seeking. We will cover:
Purpose of a resume and cover letter
Creating a resume and cover letter
Comparison of several resume styles
Group feedback on your personal resume
Feel free to bring a copy of your resume for review, or — if you don’t have a resume — please bring a list of experiences you would like to include on a resume that we will begin creating in class. Facilitated by Holly Tiemann, Staff Development Specialist with UNC-CH’s Department of Training and Development. Open to women only. $10 members/ $15 non-members. Scholarships available.

Interview like a Star: The Do’s & Don’ts of Interviewing
Tuesday, February 22, 6:30-8 p.m. Save yourself from becoming infamous for the laughs the interview team enjoys after the interview! This workshop will teach you how to avoid interview mistakes and will include tips to make your interview experience shine above the other candidates. Facilitated by Ranya Hahn, a human resources specialist. $10 members/$15 non-members. Scholarships available. Financial Programs Financial ACCOUNT-ability Thursday, March 31, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Do you know the difference between cash in the bank and surplus? Do you know the difference between a cash flow budget and a profit and loss budget? Do you know how to read the financial ratios on a balance sheet? ACCOUNT-ability Means Everyone ™, is an award-winning workshop that uses a unique method to teach business people to understand and communicate through financial information. You will learn: A simple system for reading and assessing financial data at home and in your business operations. How to intelligently and competently interact with financial and non-financial stakeholders. How to manage the financial affairs in your organization with fiscal responsibility.
You are guaranteed to leave this course with the necessary skills to navigate, monitor and communicate through financials, with practical take-home tools you can use right away in your business area. For more information, please call Connie at 919-968-4610.

Legal Pro Se (DO IT YOURSELF) Divorce Clinic Thursday, February 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Should you file for your own divorce? Would you like more information about how to file without hiring an attorney, and whether that choice is appropriate for you? Come join us as Attorney Laura Stephenson Irwin presents a workshop on Pro Se Absolute Divorce. You’ll learn what important issues might have to be addressed prior to the filing of your divorce as well as how to fill out the legal documents and represent yourself in court. Information packets containing the specific forms used by the courts will be distributed. Free. Advanced registration is required. Please visit legal information services for more information on The Women’s Center’s other legal services such as the Legal Information Service, Family Law in North Carolina, and the Community Legal Project. Legal services are specific to residents of North Carolina.

Wellness & Health Lesbian Reading Group Thursdays, November 18, January 20 & February 17, 7-8:30 p.m. This group will focus on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, women’s physical and mental health, lifestyle topics such as partnering, parenting, and dealing with homophobia, self-esteem, and becoming advocates within our communities. The aim is to share questions, stories, and information with each other about important topics in the lesbian community. Facilitated by Jennifer McMillen. Free. Exercise, Empowerment, and Aging Thursday, January 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Exercise at any age is important, but after age 40 it becomes necessary. We are living longer and the prospect of aging has taken on new meaning. While we want to respect and accept aging as the natural process that it is, we also want those years to have as much quality as possible and to retain our independence. This workshop will explore myths about aging and exercise. You’ll learn that many of the health problems associated with aging can be prevented or reversed with exercise, and that some aspects of “aging” are not as inevitable as you might think. You can empower yourself to take control over the process! We’ll address common aging concerns of women including osteoporosis, weight gain, heart disease, depression, and menopause. You’ll learn how to use exercise to meet these challenges and to feel strong, fit, vital, and energetic at any age. Facilitated by Daya Kaplan, M.A., C.P.T., who is a certified personal trainer and has extensive experience addressing the health and fitness needs of women. Open to women only. $15 members/$20 non-members. Scholarships available.

Health Insurance on Your Own Thursday, January 27, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
This informative workshop, led by health insurance specialist John Sipp, CLU, LUTCF, will teach you what is currently available on the health insurance market and how to choose the best plan for you. The workshop will provide information about finding the best medical and prescription coverage, as well as offer strategies to help you navigate our complex and often challenging health insurance system. Open to women and men. $20 members/ $25 non-members. Scholarships available. Back to top Registration Information: Please Note! Preregistration with payment is required for all programs! The Women’s Center asks for a program fee, but full and partial scholarships are available. Please call 919-968-4610 for a scholarship application. Please register at least 1 week prior to a program’s starting date to ensure that the program is not cancelled. Attendance at the first session of support groups is required and is essential to the process of trust-building. Programs are open to women and men unless noted otherwise. To register for a program: Enclose name, full address, phone number along with the program title and mail it with your payment to:
PO Box 1057, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, or Phone in with your Visa/Mastercard, or Simply drop by the Center at 210 Henderson Street, downtown Chapel Hill. Please call 919-968-4610 for directions or get direction online. Refunds are given only for cancelled programs. Programs are held at 210 Henderson Street unless otherwise noted. We do have a small parking lot, but when the lot is full, parking is available in the Rosemary Street parking deck and along Henderson and North Streets after 5:00 p.m