“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 Violence

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PHYSICAL ABUSE

Bruises, sprains, chronic fatigue, muscle tension, broken bones, changes in eating and sleeping patterns, sexual disfunction, menstrual cycle or fertility issues.

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MENTAL ABUSE

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety, and uncontrollable thoughts, and many forms of depression.

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FINANCIAL ABUSE

Preventing getting a job or keeping a job, not knowing about or having access to family money, taking money, having to ask for money.

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SEXUAL ABUSE

Any sexual act or attempt to obtain a sexual act by violence or coercion, acts directed against a person's sexuality.

Welcome

Coastal Women’s Shelter, the bridge to empower survivors in their journey to safety and security, is the sole provider of comprehensive domestic violence services at no-cost to survivors in Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties. Our range of services include but are 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 and intimate partner 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 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

Interim Executive Director | Shelter Director

252.638.8209 

cwsshelter@coastalwomensshelter.net

Lisa Moore

Jones County Lead Court Advocate 

252.448.9971

cwsjonesco@coastalwomensshelter.net

Ruzalia Davis

Pamlico County Advocate 

252.571.5486

cwspamlico@coastalwomensshelter.net

Millie Belfort

Education & Prevention Coor. and Interim Craven County Advocate

252.638.4509 x5

newbeginnings@coastalwomensshelter.net

 

Confidential Crisis Hotline 24/7/365 (252.638.5995)

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Thank you to the NC Council For Women, NC Department of Health and Human Services, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, US DHHS and The United Way of Coastal Carolina.