Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee Outer Banks Hotline, nominated by donor
John Towler. They provide crisis intervention, safe house, information and referrals, advocacy and prevention education services to residents of and visitors to the Northern Outer Banks. You can find their web site here.
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About nominee Outer Banks Hotline
If you need immediate assistance call the Crisis 24/7 Hotline at (252) 473-3366.
Working together, Hotline’s well-trained volunteers and dedicated staff provide the community with years of crisis intervention experience in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault response, prevention education, support groups and community outreach. Programs and services are added and refined over time as needs are identified.
- A variety of support groups to empower and educate survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, groups to address the issues of men who abuse their partners and programs for children who are affected by violence and abuse in their families.
- Training and education for allied professionals, such as law enforcement, social workers, health care workers, child care providers, teachers and other interested groups. These trainings raise the community awareness of the many aspects of personal and domestic crises.
- Outreach in the community and the schools through community leadership in providing resources for anti-bullying prevention, parent education, services for at-risk youth, emergency assistance for individuals in crisis and deliberate participation in community events and task forces addressing issues of compassion and safety.
- A 24-hour crisis phone line (252-473-3366) that connects a distressed caller to a volunteer trained to listen and make referrals. Topics include suicide, family problems, depression, substance abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
- A comprehensive domestic violence program that includes a safe house, advocacy, support and referral for victims and their children.
- A sexual assault response program that provides the assault victim with a trained advocate at the hospital, during interactions with law enforcement and in court proceedings. Referrals for counseling options are also offered to the victim and family members.
So please visit the page of nominee Outer Banks Hotline to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!