The 5th Anniversary Coastal Duck Derby will benefit
Coastal Horizons Crisis Intervention Services
(Open House Youth Shelter and The Rape Crisis Center)
Open House is a 24-hour, 9-bed facility that is committed to improving the safety and wellbeing of abused and/or neglected at-risk youth (ages 6 through 18) who are in need of a safe place to stay. While meeting the basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter, Open House encourages youths’ personal growth through counseling services, vocational/educational and life skill building activities, and recreational activities.
The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) is the only stand-alone rape crisis center in SE North Carolina, serving New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties. RCC provides 24-hour response to victims via the hotline and in person at hospital emergency rooms and also provide criminal justice advocacy for victims, offering support through law enforcement interviews, meetings with the district attorney’s office, and throughout the duration of any criminal or civil court proceeding. Additionally, the RCC provides free individual therapy and weekly support groups for survivors who would not otherwise have access to these services due to barriers such as being uninsured or having a high co-pay. The RCC staff also work to prevent sexual violence from happening via school-based prevention programming and free community workshops.
All services provided by Crisis Intervention Services are confidential and are provided at no cost to the individuals or their families.