24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 910-754-5856
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Why is the shelter location not published?

The Hope Harbor Home shelter is an undisclosed location due to privacy and security reasons.

In the event a victim of domestic violence qualifies for shelter, arrangements are made to get them here safely and securely.

Donors and guests are welcome at our main office which is a different location.

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

Domestic Violence can be a slow process that is difficult to identify in the beginning. To understand more about your personal situation please refer to our Domestic Violence page to see if you self-identify with any of the descriptions.

To know more, please call our 24/hr Office/Crisis line, 910-754-5856 to speak to an advocate.

Our services are free and confidential.

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

Making the decision to leave an abusive partner can be a difficult and challenging step.

One can prepare for this by collecting important documents such as birth certificates, health insurance, ID, etc for themselves and, if applicable, their children.

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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; however, we are able to provide referrals to the appropriate resource in the event those types of facilities are needed.

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Do you have any programs available for victims 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. These programs are provided weekly and alternate each week between English and Spanish.

To attend, please call and do an assessment with one of our Advocates at 910-754-5726.

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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 such as this one.

Internet Explorer: Ctrl+shift+delete

Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome: Ctrl+history

* Then select clear all or delete all*

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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, and a variety of much appreciated grants including but not limited to: Brunswick County, The NC Council for Women, Victims of Crime Act, Focus Broadband, Brunswick Electric, The Isabel James Lehto Foundation, The Saxer Foundation, NC Human Trafficking Commission, The Noreen Foundation, The Delores and Donald Burnett Foundation, FEMA, St. James Service Club, Rotary, and many more.

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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.

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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.

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Do you have representatives available to speak to schools and organizations on the topic of Domestic Violence?

Yes.

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

To request a speaker, please complete our Speaker Request Form.