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Coastal Women’s Shelter (CWS) is the sole provider of no-cost comprehensive domestic violence services in Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties. Our services include a 24/7 crisis line, a safe house, court advocacy services, a Displaced Homemakers Program, and crisis counseling.

Challenges faced by our target population include lack of transportation, need for child care, lack of education, and lack of family support for continuing their education and/or employment, lack of knowledge about effective parenting practices, domestic violence, and homelessness.

Our vision is to eradicate domestic violence in the counties that we serve. Our mission is to help families break the cycle of domestic violence and acquire the skills necessary to promote healthy family relationships.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call our Crisis Line at 252.638.5995.


Helping Hands Boutique
Located at 2715 Highway 70E in Grantham Crossing, our thrift shop is open Monday-Saturday, 9:30 am-5:30 pm. Quality items include clothing and household decor, and donations are tax-deductible. If you are interested in volunteering or donating items, please call 252.633.6305.

Volunteer Opportunities
We need your talents and time! Contact our main office at 252.638.4509 to see how you can help our mission.

Non-discrimination disclaimer: In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866)632-9992 (voice). individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.