“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.”
— Malala Yousafzai
In observance of the Easter holiday Coastal Women's Shelter's offices will be closed Friday, April 2 and will reopen Monday, April 5. If you need help call our confidential 24/7/365 Crisis Hotline 252-638-5995. If you have an emergency dail 911.
Signs And Effects Of Domestic & Sexual Violence
Coastal Women’s Shelter, the bridge to empower survivors in their journey to safety and security, is the sole provider of comprehensive domestic and sexual violence services at no cost to survivors in Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties. Our range of services includes but is not limited to court advocacy, transportation, tuition assistance, clothing, food, housing assistance, monthly support groups for adult and youth survivors, employment, a 24/7/365 crisis hotline, and
inter-agency information and referrals.
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.
The many challenges faced by survivors of domestic, intimate partner and sexual violence include limited transportation resources, low availability of quality, affordable childcare, few opportunities and resources to pursue or complete educational programs, strained family relationships and gaps in knowledge around effective parenting practices, understanding the deep impact of domestic and sexual violence trauma, and homelessness and housing insecurity.
Leaders And Advocates In Your County
If you should need advocacy services, including emergency shelter and assistance with obtaining a Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO), please contact the advocate for your county of residence for assistance: