Albemarle Hopeline

Hope House, a shelter for battered women and children, provides a temporary sanctuary for victims and comprehensive support services. Albemarle Hopeline benefits greatly from the support of it’s community volunteers. Active volunteers who dedicate their time, skills, and energy to Hopeline allow the agency to better serve those in need. Please call one of our offices or Hopeline’s Clothesline to find out more about volunteer opportunities.  Training will be provided by Hopeline staff as needed.

Albemarle Hopeline is partially funded by state and local grants and private foundations. Because services are provided at no charge, Hopeline is dependent upon contributions from individuals, groups, churches, and businesses.

If you or your group would like to make a tax-deductible donation, you can donate online through PayPal or mail your donation to:

Counseling

Hopeline provides individual counseling and support groups to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Call the office for an appointment.

Court Advocacy

Hopeline supports victims through the judicial process, providing preparatory, companion and follow-up services.

Crisis Response Team

This unit, in conjunction with area law enforcement and Albemarle Hospital, provides immediate and ongoing support to victims of rape and domestic violence.

Prevention Education

Hopeline offers the community a variety of educational programs on domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence and elder abuse. Specially designed programs are presented to area schools, civic and church groups, and the community at large. If you or your organization would like to have a representative from Hopeline provide information to your group, call the Hopeline office at 252-338-5338.

Information & Referral

Hopeline provides assistance through referrals to appropriate community resources.

Displaced Homemaker Program

Through this program, qualified men and women are moved from dependency to economic, emotional and physical self-sufficiency. Services are provided to those previously dependent on the income of another household member but are no longer supported by that income and are unemployed or underemployed due to lack of required training or experience.

Children’s Programs

By providing intervention, play therapy, and individual and group counseling, Hopeline is able to reach the youngest victims of domestic violence. Services are available to children of both residential and non-residential clients. Support for parent/guardian is provided through information on the effects of violence on children and strategies for positive parenting.

Hopeline’s Clothesline Thrift Store

Our thrift store is located at 923 Halstead Blvd. in Elizabeth City. Profits from this project are used to support comprehensive Hopeline services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Donations are always welcome. Call Hopeline’s Clothesline at 252-338-3107 for store hours.

All services are free of charge.