Services - 100% confidentiality is maintained for every client, by all of our staff. Feel secure in knowning that your identity, location, and situation will not be revealed. This applies to all of the programs and services that our agency offers.
- Crisis Hotline (252) 638-5995 - Our crisis line is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Call for assistance, information, and a listening ear.
- Court advocacy and assistance - Our advocates help clients locate resources from other community and government agencies; and to work with law enforcement and the court systems. The goal of the advocacy program is to inform clients of all of their options, and them help them to carry out an individualized plan that is safe and effective.
- Safe House - The shelter provides a safe haven from violence and a place to heal from domestic and family violence. Women and families who reside in the safe house have a safe place to plan for the future. Our staff also helps families to design and implement goals for finding, and maintaining, housing and employment. In addition residents receive guidance in child/parent interaction. All services are taylored to the individual needs of the safe house residents.
- Domestic Violence Support Group - This group provides women with an opportunity to share their experiences and gain wisdom through fellowship with others who have walked a similar path. A certified counselor leads our support group, childcare is provided, and the group is free of charge.
- Displaced homemakers program - Our classes assist you in the path towards security and self-sufficiency. Education is available in the following areas: personal finance/money management, job skills, life skills. We will also help you to find appropriate degree and certification programs, especially in conjunction with the local community college system.
- Community awareness and education - Through speaking engagements, teaching opportunities, distributing literature, fundraising events, and collaboration with other community organizations, our organization seeks to increase knowledge and understanding of the causes and effects of domestic and family violence in Eastern North Carolina.
- Referrals and information - Please call us for information about domestic and family violence and prevention, services, and if you need to be referred to another community or government agency. See the Contact Us page for contact information.