In 1980, as national and state news began drawing attention to domestic violence and sexual assault, a small group of women gathered out of concern for individuals and families living on the Outer Banks and the Outer Banks Hotline was formed. From our grassroots beginnings as a 24-hour crisis line, we have grown to a comprehensive direct service agency offering help for those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. We now operate 5-days a week out of our offices to provide face to face advocacy support, provide a safe-house for emergency shelter, and run 4 thrift stores. We are dedicated to our mission of "promoting a safe and compassionate community". We strive to meet the basic safety needs of victim/survivors and empower them to lead lives of safety and independence.
The Hotline team is passionate about the agency's mission and dedicated to the clients that we serve. Through intervention, outreach, education and advocacy, we envision an inclusive community free from violence.