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The Domestic Violence Advocacy Council and the Pulliam family are honored to announce the nominees for the 2018 IMPACT Award.  This award has been established this year to mark the 10th anniversary of Tarica Pulliam’s death at the hands of an abusive ex-boyfriend and to celebrate her legacy of love and service to our community.

This award hopes to serve as a commitment to not only remember the names of those who have been lost to domestic violence; but to provide a platform to celebrate the individuals who shine a light on the issue and inspire hope in our community. 

We would like to congratulate the nominees, thank all those who took time out to submit a nomination and encourage everyone to stay tuned for individual profiles of each nominee!

Law Enforcement

Detective Gina Jones, NHC Sheriff’s Department nominated by Sergeant Amy Womble and nominated by Tania Varela, DVSS

Sergeant Kenneth McMillian, Wilmington Police Department nominated by Kellie Wade, DVSS Board Vice President

Lieutenant Todd Vernon, NHC Sheriff’s Department nominated by Bethaney Ferguson, CFCC

Detective Travis Williams, Wilmington Police Department nominated by Det. Gina Jones, NHCSD and nominated by Mandy Houvouras, DVSS

Youth/ Student

Mattie Ocker, CARE Peer Coordinator, UNCW, nominated by Ryane Miller, CARE -UNCW

Rebecca Powell, UNCW, nominated by Caitlin Annas, CARE- UNCW

Wallace Robinson, Graduate of NHHS, nominated by Andrea Stough, DVSS

Community Member / Volunteer

John Felts, Comedian, nominated by DVSS Direct Service Staff

J. Michael Hutson, DVSS Board Member/ Local Business Owner, nominated by Andrea Stough, DVSS

Dillon Silver, Court Volunteer Extraordinaire, nominated by Tania Varela, DVSS

Brian Simcox, CFCC EVOLVE Volunteer, nominated by DVSS prevention/outreach staff

Education/ Educator

Elizabeth Felts, teacher at NHHS, nominated by Andrea Stough, DVSS

Bethaney Ferguson, professor at CFCC, nominated by Tania Varela, DVSS

Rick Houston, EVOLVE Wilmington, nominated by Ben David, District Attorney

Community Service Agency

Caitlin Annas, CARE-UNCW, nominated by Jen Adler, CARE-UNCW/DVSS Board Member

Alex Hayson, The Carousel Center, nominated by DVSS Empowerment Facilitators

Marrio Jeter, Communities in Schools, nominated by DVSS prevention/outreach staff

Megan Toothman, Communities in Schools/DVSS Board Member, nominated by Andrea Stough

 2017 Service Statistics:

Provided direct services to 1,155 women, 26 men, and 203 children for a total of 1,384 individuals.

Provided shelter for 161 women, 7 men and 90 children for 6,444 “shelter days”

Provided 110 youth/college prevention and education programs for 3,932 people.

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About Us

Our agency was established as a non-profit agency, 501 (c) (3), in January 1986 through the consolidation of the community’s two existing domestic violence programs.

We work toward empowering the increasing number of victims and their families to break the cycle of domestic violence.

For over 32-years, Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc. has empowered victims and their families to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing shelter and on-going support services, as well as public awareness and prevention programs.

We are powered by dedicated volunteers committed to making a difference in the lives of families in their community.

We receive and are dependent upon support from local sources: civic groups, religious groups, businesses, private citizens, and governments. Income is also generated locally by the agency’s operation of the Vintage Values Resale Shops.

Our agency is a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity agency, partially supported by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, the North Carolina Council for Women, and the Governor’s Crime Commission. Governing documents, policies, and statements are available for public review upon request.

Current Links:

2017 Local Statistics

Shelter Wish List

Gates Poster Order Form

Latest News:

2017 Donor Listing


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Thank You to the Family Violence Prevention Services Program, US DHHS, and NC Council for Women for financial support.

     

 

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