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Dona Patterson

Family Outreach & Counseling Center

FOCC Executive Director

Dona Patterson, Executive Director, founded Family Outreach & Counseling Center in 1982. As a licensed therapist she has over 30 years experience in the following areas


  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 
  •  Marriage Counseling
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Certified School Social Worker
  • Family/Community Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator

We provide customized comprehensive, culturally sensitive services for families and individuals living in Mecklenburg county and surrounding areas.


The goal of FOCC is to provide the highest quality of service for individuals and families while embracing the concept of inclusiveness. We render culturally competent services and interventions, that are clinically viable for consumers and their families, as we assist them in their efforts of rebuilding hope and faith.


We are here to encourage, enable and support individuals and families as they achieve their full potential within their family dynamic as well as in the community



Helping Families since 1982