COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENTS

During these challenging times, Albemarle Hopeline wants to remind victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Courthouses are still open for emergency protective orders. Some are requesting citizens to call ahead for services- you can learn more at www.nccourts.gov .

Although you cannot walk into many law enforcement agencies right now, they are still available to assist you if you are in danger or need to file a report.

Hopeline advocates and counselors are available via phone 24 hours a day at 252-338-3011. We are currently providing most of our services via phone, but will meet victims in need of emergency services such as safe shelter, crisis intervention, or assistance with filing a protective order.

If it is not safe for you to talk, you can also text-chat with advocates here during business hours (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm excluding state holidays). If you need to chat after hours, you can also utilize the National Domestic Violence Hotline or the National Sexual Assault Hotline.

For our supporters looking to provide assistance during these challenging times, Hopeline has immediate need for Lysol spray, Clorox wipes (or similar), gloves, and cloth masks for staff. Walmart or other store gift cards for clients moving out of the shelter to be able to furnish their new homes are also greatly appreciated.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.

 

COVID-19 Resources:

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Albemarle Regional Health Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)