MOREHEAD CITY — Domestic Violence is an epidemic – locally and nationally. The average number of calls to Carteret County Communications for law enforcement intervention is in excess of 1,700 annually. Each year the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program provides safe shelter and supportive services to approximately 300 women, men and children.

Domestic violence affects hundreds of men, women and children in our community each year, many of whom have had to flee their homes to seek safety from further incidents of abuse. As members of this community, it is our duty and obligation to do what we can to help our children grow up in safe homes, free from fear and abuse. Through this campaign, we are asking this community, men and women, to join with us to take a stand against domestic violence by making a contribution to support our safe house and supportive services programs. Your tax-deductible donation will help keep men, women and children safe while they seek to break the cycle of abuse for themselves and for future generations.

Domestic abuse should not be tolerated in any community, and we need your help as citizens of Carteret County to stand up for change! A person for change is a father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, son, daughter or any person who believes domestic violence is a crime. A person for change believes that he or she is a part of the solution and can make a difference locally with a charitable contribution of $100. Donations can also be made in honor or memory of loved ones or a special person in your life.

Will you be an advocate for change in Carteret County? Do you believe that it is important for all people to stand up and serve as a role model for others, to speak out about the reality of the crime of domestic violence? Will you stand up and model the leadership that is needed to help prevent domestic violence in our community? Let’s make it clear that domestic violence is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated.  

To join the 100 People for Change Campaign, make your donations by Father’s Day on Sunday, June 20 by going online at or by mailing to CCDVP, PO Box 2279, Morehead City, NC 28557.

The name of every contributor who signs up to the campaign with a contribution by June 20 will be listed in the Carteret County News-Times and on our social media the Sunday following Father’s ’Day. If you are a business owner, we encourage your business or organization to become a “Community Partner” by promoting a violence-free workplace with a donation of $100 or more. We also encourage you to enlist your employees’ support of the campaign by asking them to team together with groups of 10 each donating $10.

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