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How do I get help if I’m a victim of domestic violence?

If you have been abused by your spouse or a loved one and you don’t know where to turn, there are places you can go for immediate help and even to escape your abuser.

In New Hanover County, visit the Domestic Violence Shelter and Services at 2901 Market St., Wilmington [Map this], or call (910) 343-0703. You can visit the Web site at www.domesticviolence-wilm.org.

In Brunswick County, Hope Harbor Home Inc. is a shelter for victims of domestic violence. You may call (910) 754-5726 or call the crisis hot line at (910) 754-5856 for help. Or visit the Web site at http://hopeharborhome.org/.

In Pender County, contact Safe Haven in Burgaw at (910) 259-8989 for help with domestic violence or sexual assault. Visit its Web site at safehavenofpender.com.

To learn more about domestic violence and how you can protect yourself, go to http://www.nccourts.org/County/Pender/Programs/Domestic/Resources.asp.

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