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For over 36-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 work toward empowering the increasing number of victims and their families to break the cycle of domestic violence.

We rely on the kind and generous support of individual donors, local businesses, community organizations, churches, philanthropic trusts, as well as local, state and federal funding. Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc. owns and operates three resale stores in the Wilmington, NC area. Profit generated by Vintage Values Resale Shops is used to support the organization.

Our agency is a non-discriminatory, 501(c)(3), equal opportunity, nonprofit organization 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.

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Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc. and New Hanover County Domestic Violence Advocacy Council (DVAC), in collaboration with the Pulliam Family are pleased to announce the 2021 IMPACT Award- Inspiring and Mentoring Peers for Advancing Community Transformation. The IMPACT Award was established in 2018 in memory of Tarica Ann Pulliam to honor and celebrate her legacy of love and service.

Congratulations to our 2021 IMPACT Award Winner  Det. Holt Wooddell!

2021 IMPACT Award Nominees
Amanda Piner – Rape Crisis Center of CHC, Inc.
Angelina “Angie” Vandenberg – UNCW
Angie Benton, Melissa Cowan, Meredith Shaver, Kathi Spivey, & Kara Toney – CPS/APS Intake Team NHC DHHS
Det. Holt Wooddell – Wilmington Police Dept.
Gina Warren – The Carousel Center
J’vanete Skiba – NHC Resiliency Task Force
Jarelle Lewis Esq.- NHC Schools
Joe Byrnes – Cape Fear Council of Governments
Rosetta Royster – NHC District Attorney’s Office
Suann Bechtel – Family Court Administrator
TR Nunley – Wilmington Transgender Support Services
Tanya Jordan – NHC Schools

We recognize that the strength of our community comes from the diverse, passionate, and committed individuals who work every day to eliminate and respond to violence and empower families to be safe, healthy and happy. This award serves as a commitment to honor those lives who have been lost to domestic violence by celebrating individuals who shine a light on the issue and inspire hope and change in our community. The ideal candidate is someone who has dedicated their time and talent towards violence prevention and creating an environment where all members of our community feel valued and safe.

*Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council, in collaboration with the Pulliam Family determine the final nomination list based on community submissions.


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Thank You to the NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement-Family Violence Prevention Services Act Program for financial support.

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