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Which nonprofits are located in the Harrelson Center?

Ben Steelman

Updated Nov. 8, 2013:

The Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center at 20 N. Fourth Street, Wilmington [Map this], formerly the county’s Law Enforcement Center, is owned by First Baptist Church and is operated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit. It has 10 nonprofit tenants at the moment, according to the center’s executive director Vicki Dull. These are:

* The Phoenix Employment Ministry, which tries to find work for long-term homeless people (as well as the nearly homeless) and to provide them with job-hunting skills

* Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, the Christian housing ministry that works to provide affordable homes for those with low incomes.

* WARM, the Wilmington Area Rebuiliding Ministry, an agency originally launched by area United Methodists, which works to rehabilitate affordable housing.

* Communities in Schools of Cape Fear, a community-based dropout-prevention program that works to provide young people with life skills as well as learning skills.

* Cape Fear Resource Conservation and Development -Works to improve social, economic and environmental conditions thereby enhancing the quality of life in our community.

* Cape Fear Housing Land Trust- Ensures forever-affordable communities through the innovative stewardship of land and creation of homeownership opportunities in the Cape Fear region.

* Centre of Redemption – Provides opportunities to young femal survivors of sex trafficking by offering safe long-term housing, education, counseling and life skills, aiding in their successful reintegration tnto society.

* Chamber Music Wilmington- Features a diversity of artists and composers, develops audiences and provides educational outreach and enrichment.

* Philippians 3 Ministry- Focuses on reubuilding and restoring the lives of women who have been torn down by past circumstances.

* Drug & DWI Court- Designed to assist in the identification and rehabilitation of individuals with recognized non-violent offenses related to substance abuse.


Is the First Baptist Church spire the tallest structure in Wilmington?

Whatever happened to the cannons that used to be on top of the old WLI Armory?

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