Dear Dispute Settlement Center Supporter:

Increase your impact. Make a donation to Dispute Settlement Center by December 31st and an anonymous donor will match your gift up to $15,000.

Since 1978, DSC has been your community’s resource for mediation and conflict resolution. Maybe you or someone you know has been helped by family or neighborhood mediation. Maybe your child has been trained as a peer mediator and gained valuable life skills.

Our community relies on DSC as a safety valve and a way to maintain and transform relationships when things get tough.

Our youth need support navigating school and family conflicts.

You can make a big difference now by donating to DSC in any amount.





News Flash!  Executive Director Frances Henderson's interview on WCOM about how businesses can use mediation.  Listen here.

Meeting Facilitation by Andy Sachs in The Peacemaker (June 2014) newsletter of Dispute Resolution Section of NC Bar


Watch teens and their parents talk about their recent experiences in DSC's Family Table Program.

Have an interpersonal or group dispute? Tell us about it.

Read our 2014 Annual Report.


Upcoming Trainings

Communication and Conflict Resolution

Participants will explore the nature of conflict in various settings and recognize the value of good communication skills in applying different approaches to conflict. When: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 9:00am-4:00pm. Where: OWASA more »

Mediation Lite

We may find ourselves an unwilling observer to conflict in action—whether as a manager of arguing employees, as a fellow neighbor to others in a dispute, or as a parent of fighting children.  In this one-day workshop we will introduce more »

Mediation Applied

This one-day workshop is a follow-up to Mediation Lite for individuals interested in further tips and role-playing experience, as well as a refresher for mediators.  Scenarios used for practice will focus on workplace and more »

Here's what people are saying about the Dispute Settlement Center

"I can't thank you guys enough. You were terrific, during a really hard time. Thank you."

"The openness and friendliness of all at the Center made this a valuable experience."