Coastal Women’s Shelter is the sole provider of no-cost comprehensive domestic violence services in Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties. Our services include a 24-hour crisis line, court advocacy, monthly support groups for women and children, transportation, tuition assistance, clothing, food, employment resources, housing assistance, and inter-agency information and referrals. We also provide some employability services through a grant from the North Carolina Council for Women.
Challenges faced by our target population include lack of transportation, need for child care, lack of education, 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 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:
• Craven County Advocate – Kimberly Drew (252) 638-4509 ext. 4
• Jones County Advocate – Lisa Moore (252) 448-9971
• Pamlico County Advocate – Ruzalia Davis (252) 571-5486
Our crisis hotline number is 252.638.5995.