We are a non-profit mediation center focused on promoting and bringing about the peaceful settlement of disputes and preventing the escalation of conflict. We work with individuals, groups and institutions and offer youth programs and regular training sessions in our community.

We are open and available to assist you!  Due to Covid-19, we are offering our services online.  If you are needing mediation, facilitation, training, coaching/planning or other services, please contact Frances Henderson.

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Our 40th Anniversary Wine Tasting Event on November 16 was great fun and attended by 120 people. Thanks to community generosity we raised $35,000 for Restorative Practices work win schools, court and community.

Special thanks to:
GLASSHALFULL for hosting us in their beautiful space in Carrboro.

Raffle Donors including: The Chapel Hill Tennis Club; PHE, Inc.; The Clean Machine; Fleet Feet; Durham Catering Company; The Foundry Hotel; Rhubarb Restaurant; Benne on Eagle; and John Bell and Judy Whisnant.

and our Sponsors:

Diplomat $5000

Geoff and Caroline Scott

Dove $2500

John Bell and Judy Whisnant
Goren and Hazen Family Foundation
Jacobs Preyer Family Foundation

Peacemaker $1000

Pinsieline Properties LLC
Rick Staelin
PHE, Inc.
Manuel Costa and Nancy Park
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Thomas S. Kenan, III
Rick Igou and Debra Lewis
Erin Haygood
Dexter Richardson

Facilitator $500

Eric and Jeff Ginsburg
Alice Glover Immigration Law
Shared Visions Foundation
Sandra Henson
Andy Little and Katie Early
Ludy Tree Care
Annie O’Leary
Margie and Ken Broun
Hank Straus
Sue Harvin

Mediator $250

Mavis Gragg
Diane Belden
LeAnn Nease Brown and Gordon Brown
Drs. Mary Blanks and John Lumpkin
Elizabeth A. Perry Charitable Fund
Law Offices of Amos Tyndall PLLC
Elizabeth Keating
Arzu Ozoguz
Parry Law, PLLC
McGill & Noble, LLP
Carrboro Family Vision, LLC
Pam Schwingl
Break Through Consulting
Weaver Street Realty
Jen Counts
Stephen Straus
David Kirkman
Tim Edwards


We offer mediation, facilitation and conflict resolution services.


“The openness and friendliness of all the Center made this a valuable experience.”

“I can’t thank you guys enough. You were terrific, during a really hard time. Thank you.”

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