About Hope Harbor

Mission Statement

Hope Harbor Home strives to break the cycle of domestic
and sexual violence in Brunswick County, NC with safe shelter,
advocacy and education.

 General Info

Hope Harbor receives funding from private and public grants at the federal, state and local level. A large portion of the expenses for the shelter are covered by profits from the three Hope Chest Thrift Shops in Brunswick County.

Donations from the private sector – area churches,  civic groups, and private citizens – also help with expenses.

Hope Harbor has been very fortunate to be the beneficiary of 3 annual fundraisers organized by civic groups and private citizens of Brunswick County.

Hope Harbor Home Women’s Club Championship Golf Tournament

Let’s Ride Domestic Violence Out of Town Motor Cycle Rally

GFWC Blooming for a cause Fashion Show

Hope Harbor Home would like to say Thank you to the many local contributors who make this important work possible year after year.

Vision Statement

To be the best domestic violence center in Southeastern
North Carolina, providing comprehensive care to women
and children in need.

Our Staff

  • Executive Director: Lynn S.Carlson
  • Deputy Director: Candice Dullaghan
  • Program Director: Tommy Griffin
  • Shelter Manager: Beverly Pigott
  • Life Coach: Trish Caldwell
  • Night Manager: Margaret Willard
  • Victim Advocate: Karmen Smith
  • Hispanic Victim Advocate: Lina Mayorga
  • Court Victim Advocate: Donna Varnum
  • Office Manager: LeeAnn Politis
  • Office Volunteer: Judy Fishman
  • Office Volunteer: Terrence Connelly
  • Office Volunteer: Joyce Galloway
  • Court Volunteer: Brena Conley

Our Board of Directors

Hope Harbor Home is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors whose members come from various professional backgrounds and represent all geographic areas of Brunswick County. They serve because they believe in the mission of Hope Harbor Home and are willing to offer their time, talents and experience to the cause of domestic violence victims and their children in Brunswick County.


  • President: B.J. Stevens
  • Past President: Nita Robertson
  • VP of Administration: Bob Dixon
  • VP of Finance: John Goldsworth
  • VP Human Resources: Rev Dr Richard Warner
  • VP of Thrift Stores: Gene Faller
  • Secretary: Lizzie Mitchell
  • Treasurer: Gale Todd


  • Peggy Rowland
  • Betty Crocker
  • Gina Essey
  • Angelita Morrisroe
  • Seth Parmelee
  • Ann Parvin
  • Timothy Randall
  • Helen Stead
  • Jerry Hiester


  • Jonathan M. David
  • Robert Dixon
  • Gina Essey
  • Tom Hunter
  • Mary Page
  • Ann Parvin
  • Timothy Randall
  • Norm Rogers
  • Helen Stead

Lynn Carlson, Executive Director (non-voting member)