At Hope Harbor Home we offer immediate shelter for women and their children,
but we also focus on helping victims break the cycle of abuse.
Help for the Domestic Violence Victim
24-Hour Crisis Hotline
This Hotline is always answered in person by someone who can talk to a caller in confidence about domestic violence. The Hotline can be the first step for many victims in the journey to stop a lifetime of abuse.
A roof over our head, a place where we know our children are safe from physical violence … shelter is such a basic human need, we often take it for granted. But this most basic of human needs is an important factor in getting a victim away from an abuser.
For women and their children in immediate danger from an abuser, Hope Harbor Home offers not only safe shelter, but also guidance through the steps toward an independent life for themselves and their families.
Hope Harbor’s Empowerment Support Group is available to current and past victims of domestic violence, in or out of the shelter. Ending the abuse requires a total commitment to a safe future.
Hope Harbor Victim Advocates assess clients’ risk factors and may offer emergency shelter in the initial phase, to remove themselves and families from a dangerous situation.
Navigating the legal system is a large part of the challenge that lies ahead of each victim. Trained victim advocates at Hope Harbor are available to discuss domestic violence and help connect victims with all the sources of public and private assistance available to them. Hope Harbor employs three full-time advocates, one of which is fluent in Spanish.
For the Community
Community education and outreach programs
Hope Harbor staff members are active in the Brunswick County community raising awareness of the issues and signs of domestic abuse.
They offer programs to schools and civic organizations promoting nonviolence and addressing such issues as:
- Safe Dating
- Good Touch / Bad Touch
- Non-Violent Conflict Resolution
- Respect for Others
Hope Chest Thrift Stores
Three Hope Chest Thrift Stores in Brunswick County offer gently used high-quality clothing, housewares, furniture, books, collectibles and other items to the public.
The stores offer the community at-large a virtually free way to contribute to the betterment of their community, simply by cleaning out their closets and garages and donating items for sale at one of the area Hope Chest Thrift Stores.
Profits of the Hope Chests – located at Leland, Oak Island and Holden Beach – provide vital financial support for Hope Harbor Home’s programs, domestic violence victims and their children. More Info about Hope Chest Thrift Stores