Sunny windows, thriving plants and a cozy living room also greet shelter guests.
This is a good place to rest, make plans, and share meals. Most importantly, women and children feel safe here.
The secure backyard is a place to play, meditate, talk, garden or just be.
Five bedrooms and three bathrooms afford shelter guests privacy and “space”.
For each guest, safe shelter includes On-going risk assessment/safety planning Support groups Court advocacy Individualized goal plans and objectives As well as access to Food in our pantry and freezer Fresh towels and bed linens Laundry room Personal and first aid items Disposable diapers and other baby needs
We Value, Model, and Teach Dignity Respect Integrity Honesty Confidentiality Self-worth Self-care Self-Esteem Accountability How Our Behaviors and Choices Affect Us and Our Children
Domestic/Sexual Violence Survivor Services Raising Awareness Outreach and Prevention Programming safe dating and healthy relationships family violence and sexual abuse bullying prevention Abuser Treatment Local/Statewide Networks and Partnerships
How do you calculate the value of safety, confidentiality, and accurate information for people in your community? Here is a little data compiled from Outer Banks Hotline’s service and program records for fiscal year 2012-2013 ----
More than 600 phone contacts regarding domestic violence 407 direct, face-to-face DV client contacts 387 women and 20 men 90 women and 74 children sheltered
48 phone contacts regarding sexual violence 25 sexual violence survivors met at the hospital or with law enforcement
Two weekly support groups for domestic violence survivors Sista Speak Phoenix Weekly Batterer Intervention Group for court-ordered defendants B.I.G. Monthly Domestic Violence Prevention meetings for networking, cross-training, and continuing education DVPO