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    Accommodation

    Blockade Runner Beach Resort

    All of the items on these needs list can be purchased locally. If that is something you would like to do, please contact us at ryan.smith@blockade-runner.com and we will be delighted to assist you.

    Project #1

    A Safe Place supported 84 survivors of sex trafficking crimes in 2021. It is an empowerment organization focusing on prevention, advocacy, and restoration to assist victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Survivors leaving trafficking and exploitation often lack the basic needs and support services to permanently leave an exploitative situation. At the A Safe Place Emergency Shelter and Outreach Center, survivors receive comprehensive trauma-informed support services in addition to basic needs such as shelter, food, clothing, toiletries, and safety.

    Project #2

    Coastal Horizons’ mission is to promote choices for healthier lives, stronger families, and safer communities. We are the largest private, non-profit human service organization in southeastern North Carolina. With over 600 employees, we serve over half the counties in North Carolina. Nationally accredited by CARF, Coastal Horizons provides a broad range of evidence-based professional services. These include substance use, mental health, crisis intervention, family preservation, transitional living, school-based health, primary care, justice, and veteran services. From addressing the needs of an adult dealing with opioid dependence, a counselor responding to a sexual assault call at the hospital, a child in need of safe shelter and/or psychiatric services, to providing care management to an individual recently released from incarceration, Coastal Horizons is uniquely equipped to ensure public health stability.

    Project #3

    The Carousel Center supports over 500 child abuse survivors and their non-offending adult caregivers. Its mission is to support healing, promote justice, and foster resilience in children victimized by physical or sexual abuse and to improve our community through education, prevention, and advocacy. The Carousel Center vision is to build resiliency in children to strengthen the community. Over 200 children engaged in over 1,300 trauma therapy services – regardless of insurance, economic status, or ability to self-pay. Carousel’s primary function is assisting these child survivors to do the hard work of healing, so they can just get back to being kids, while simultaneously collaborating with key community partners to hold the child predators accountable for their actions whenever possible. Over the past few years, the Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender communities worked together to CONVICT child predators for prison sentences totaling well over the equivalent of 4 lifetimes!

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of October 1, 2022
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.