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.