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“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



Bruises, sprains, chronic fatigue, muscle tension, broken bones, changes in eating

and sleeping patterns, sexual disfunction, menstrual cycle or fertility issues.

Woman on Window Sill


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety,

and uncontrollable thoughts, and many forms of depression.

Dollar Bills


Preventing getting a job or keeping a job, not knowing about or having access to

family money, taking money, having to ask for money.

Image by Alexander Krivitskiy


Any sexual act or attempt to obtain a sexual act by violence or coercion, acts

directed against a person's sexuality.


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:

Amanda Delgado

Executive Director 

252.638.4509 x1


Lead/Craven County Advocate

252.638.4509 x4


Support & Court Advocate - Pamlico 



Support & Court Advocate - Jones 



Fund Development & Outreach Coordinator

252.638.4509 x3

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