Check out the page below for a Q&A with the director of the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program, Glenda Riggs!
Q1: What is your mission statement?
A1: “The mission of the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program is to provide temporary, emergency shelter and supportive services designed to promote safety and increase the capacity of victims of domestic violence to become self-sufficient as they strive to break the cycle of violence for future generations.”
Q2: What services does your organization provide?
A2: “The services we provide are:
- 24 Hour Crisis Lines
- Safe House
- Individual Counseling
- Weekly Support Group
- Court Advocacy
- Case Management
- Mental Health Advocacy
- Spanish Translation
- Crisis Intervention
- Transportation Assistance
- Food Pantry
- Assistance with housing, employment and educational needs
- Emergency Financial Assistance
- Community Education”
Q3: What are some of the best ways for someone to support your organization?
A3: “Support through in-kind or monetary donations is extremely helpful. Some of our main needs include: paper products, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, and donations of gift cards to be used to purchase perishable food items or to purchase supplies for clients such as clothing, shoes or other needs as required by employers. These cards are also used to pay co-pays for necessary medications, and to purchase gas for client transportation needs.”
Q4: What is one thing that folks might not know about your organization?
A4: “We provide all services to both male and female survivors of domestic violence, all services are free, and clients do not have to be in shelter to participate in individual and group counseling or any other services we provide.”
Q5: Who is someone in your organization that you’d like to recognize for their hard work?
A5: “I would like to recognize Josie Arroyo, our Shelter Operations and Programs Director, for her dedication to the agency and most specifically to our clients. She gives freely of her time and talents to help others and does so in a kind and caring manner.”
Q6: What do you love most about being a non-profit organization in Carteret County?
A6: “What I love most about being a non-profit in Carteret County is the overwhelming support of the community for our non-profits.”
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