North Carolina
Department of Administration

Beverly Eaves Perdue, GovernorMoses Carey Jr., Secretary


Date
June 21, 2011
Contact
Jill Warren Lucas
Release
Immediate
Phone
919-807-2496

STATE BUDGET CUTS FORCE CLOSURE OF
N.C. COUNCIL FOR WOMEN’S NORTHEAST REGION OFFICE 

CFWRALEIGH – The budget passed by the N.C. General Assembly includes closure of a Region Office at the N.C. Council for Women. As a result, the Department of Administration and the Council are making the necessary preparations to reduce staff and shut down the Northeast Region office, located in Greenville, effective June 30.
 
 “The Council for Women remains committed to serving women and families affected by this difficult decision,” said Executive Director Jill Dinwiddie. “Grants managed by the Northeast Region office will be 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 (704-563-3700)
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 (336-288-8650)
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. 
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