As the only child advocacy center in Mecklenburg County serving children
from birth to age 18, Pat's Place provides a physical environment where a
child's well-being is our first priority, reducing trauma and promoting healing
from sexual abuse.
Pat's Place is named in loving memory of Patricia "Pat" Wolfe, a
tremendous child advocate for the Charlotte community who passed away
on May 7, 2000. As a former juvenile court counselor, social worker, and
case advocate, Pat was well-known for her passion in assisting children in need. She often used her own finances to help "her kids" buy food, clothing, access to daycare, and any other personal need. After more than 30 years
of working with youth throughout Mecklenburg County, it was not uncommon
for grown adults to call Pat or stop in to visit because they were so
appreciative of the compassion she had shown for them as children.
Prior to her sudden passing, Pat was involved in the planning process for
opening an advocacy center in Charlotte that would assist children
specifically involved in sexual abuse. Today, that center is known as Pat's
Place in honor of a woman who gave her all to ensure the safety and
well-being of the children in our community.