Providence Home—

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However you have come to be reading these words at this time, I hope that the information contained here will be helpful to you in some way. Whether you’re a parent or legal guardian, or an agency seeking services for a child, a resident or visitor to Brunswick County, or even guided here at the suggestion of the Internet, Providence Home of  The Family Emergency Teen Shelter, hopes to be of service to you.

     The task of finding temporary emergency shelter for youth can be a challenging one. Faced with extensive waiting lists and payment-approval requirements, parents and legal guardians with children in crisis are at a loss as to what to do.  So in an effort to address this need, Providence Home of The Family Emergency Teen Shelter was established in 1997 to help Brunswick County families during this critical time.  Parents and children serving agencies with children ages, 10-17, requiring temporary out-of-home placements can feel free to contact us. We provide 24 hr. supervision, care, educational support, counseling services and opportunities for spiritual development to eligible Brunswick County youth for a maximum of ninety days, at no cost to the families. Upon discharge, parents and children are eligible for post-residential counseling as requested free of charge. Our mission is to provide short-term and safe shelter to Brunswick County youth who due to an emergency, high-risk or crisis situation, cannot remain with their

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families. Our goal is the reunification of families. Brunswick County continues to attract new residents and  visitors each year. As a result, we have a growing number of people who are seeking ways to use their talents and resources to help their community and an ever growing number of tourist who would delight in supporting local efforts. As the only emergency shelter for youth in Brunswick County, Providence Home relies on the generous donations from individuals, churches, grants and community organizations for support. If you are new to our area and seeking ways of becoming involved, we welcome you calling us to determine how we can work together.

 Our ability to provide high-quality services to Brunswick County parents and children in crisis at no cost to them, is due to the support we receive from the donors and shoppers at our Sheltered Treasures Thrift stores.  We are deeply grateful to those who have donated furniture, household items or clothing and  the many shoppers whom we have the pleasure of serving. We  urge all new residents and visitors to consider us whether donating or shopping for items, knowing their actions lend support to Providence Home, Brunswick County’s only emergency shelter for youth.      

 

Warren Mortley, 

Executive Director

 

Thanks to all the kind people within and beyond our county who called to inquire how Providence Home faired during the recent Hurricane Florence. We are pleased to report that although Providence Home did sustain damage to the shelter and the administrative office, it has not interrupted our operations. The love and support received from our community will assist us with repairing and replacing damaged areas and items. We pray for and offer our support to other victims of the storm as they work towards restoring their lives to some degree of normalcy.