24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 910-754-5856
What does Hope Harbor Do?

Hope Harbor Home assists victims of domestic abuse and their children.

How do I know if what I am experiencing is domestic violence?

Abuse can be sneaky. Abusers will try to keep their victims in the dark and convince them that their experience is normal, that everyone “gets mad from time to time.” If you are wondering if you are experiencing abuse, we recommend that you take a look at the Power and Control Wheel.

I suspect that my elderly relative is being abused. Is there any help Hope Harbor can offer?

Yes, you may contact us and we will help you to get needed assistance.

Are there any steps an abuse victim can take to prepare to leave the abuser?

YES. You can get together important documents and items you will need that your abuser may try to keep from you.

Why isn’t the shelter address published?

Hope Harbor Home must protect its abused victims. Abusers often try to find our clients. We cannot allow that to happen.

What types of funding does Hope Harbor Home get?

Funding comes from a variety of sources including proceeds from our 3 Hope Chest Thrift Stores, Private Donors, Community Sponsored Fundraisers, the NC Council for Women and Grants at the state, federal and local levels.

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes, Hope Harbor Home is a private nonprofit regulated by Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. As such, donations are tax deductible in most cases. Our tax identification number is 56-1541947.

Are Hope Chest Thrift Stores connected with Hope Harbor?

Yes. There are 3 Hope Chest Stores in Brunswick County.  These 3 shops sell donated clothing, housewares, furniture, books, collectibles and other items to the public. Proceeds help support Hope Harbor Home’s programs and defray costs of running the agency. More information on the Hope Chest Thrift Stores.

How can my local civic or church group help Hope Harbor Home?

Many churches and civic groups make monthly or annual financial contributions to Hope Harbor. Some sponsor fundraising events specifically for Hope Harbor Home.

The shelter is always in need of the staples of everyday life – paper towels, toilet paper, non-perishable foods, diapers. Grocery store gift cards are very helpful. Your group might want to start a home products drive.

Increase awareness of DV issues by having one of our representative speak to your group.

Ask friends if they would like to give Grocery Store Gift Cards or donations in each others name instead of Christmas Gifts.

Do you have representative available to speak to schools and organizations on the topic of Domestic Violence.

Yes. Executive Director Karmen Smith frequently speaks at schools, churches and civic groups on topics of domestic violence and elder abuse. 

Are your services limited to victims of abuse?

Yes, Hope Harbor Home is specific to victims of abuse. We are not a homeless shelter or a substance abuse center.

Do you have any programs available for women who are not staying in the shelter?

Yes, our Empowerment Support Program is open to victims of abuse in our community, even if they are not clients of the shelter.

Do you accept donations of household items directly to the domestic violence shelter?

All donations are accepted through the stores. We do not except donations directly at the shelter for security reasons. You may schedule pick up of items by calling 910-842-6950

Do you provide any services or programs to the children in your shelters?

Yes, we do have a children’s program director who works one-on-one with the children at the shelter.

How do I erase my browser history (list of websites I’ve visited)?

By deleting your browser history no one will be able to see websites you have visited.

Internet Explorer: Ctrl + shift+delete

Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome: Ctrl + history

* Then select clear all or delete all*

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