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 effected by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Operating a safe house and 5 thrift stores, we are dedicated to our mission of "promoting a safe and compassionate community". We strive to meet the basic safety needs of victims and empower them to lead lives of safety and independence. In 2019, we added LGBTQ+ services to meet the changing needs of an inclusive community.
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.