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harrelson center and partners and help hub are meeting neighbors by appointment. please call to schedule: 910.343.8212.

Visit the Help Hub Page

For Emergency Financial Assistance and Community Resources!  

Visit our Partners Page

to Connect Directly with Additional Resources!

  • 9th Annual Thankful Hearts

    Kick off the Holiday Season at this Virtual Community Celebration. Watch our Where the Light Shines program celebrating neighbors & Partner of the Year will be available Thursday, November 19 at noon and anytime after. Please make your gift here. The Harrelson Center is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization (ID #20-3598248) which will be printed on your receipt.

  • unlock hope capital campaign

    The Unlock Hope Capital Campaign began with Phase I renovations to create our Help Hub for emergency financial assistance and to accommodate four essential nonprofit partners. With campus at capacity and services needed, we began Phase II demolition in 2019. With your investment, we will  complete our humanitarian services campus. Learn More.

  • take a tour of our campus

    We hope you enjoy seeing our campus and learning more about the unique partnerships which form when our Partners collaborate to help our neighbors. Tours are available the first Tuesday of each month at 11 am. Learn more!

  • Window of Opportunity  T-Shirts for Sale

    Our #CommunityMatters colorful t-shirts are here! HC is on the front and our #CommunitySolutions partners are on the back. Community members who tag and share their photos can purchase a shirt at $16; and all others will be sold online for $20. Take your picture and/or ORDER with size for delivery now! We still have L and XL in stock, but turn in your order for other sizes for later August delivery.

Meet your neighbors, Love Your neighbors!


Get involved


So many exciting things are happening at the Harrelson Center this year! Have you taken a tour yet? Do you know our partners? Do you want to assist with hurricane relief or at Help Hub? How about volunteering for or attending an event? Are you a humanitarian services nonprofit? Join Us!

Explore our Website - Clink a Link to:

Take a Virtual Tour | Sign up to Volunteer

Get Help or Find ResourcesRegister for our Newsletter

Read our Brochure | Make a DonationBecome a Partner

long-term Hurricane relief

& recovery efforts

Hurricanes Florence & Dorian are bringing our community together and families continue to move back into safe and loving homes every day.

The outpouring of support from our neighbors has been overwhelming! We continue to pray and love our neighbors with you! Those needing assistance can visit the Help Hub or other hurricane relief resources.



The Harrelson Center is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit; the tax ID number will be printed on your receipt. Financial donations can also be mailed to our address: 20 North 4th St. Suite 214, Wilmington, NC 28401

Additionally, we are collecting and/or putting together "Welcome Home Baskets" to provide basic necessities for Kitchens, Bedrooms, and Bathrooms. Completed baskets can be dropped off at the Help Hub and will be delivered to families as they settle into their new/rebuilt homes.  Shop our Amazon Wish List.

See flyer for details:  WELCOME HOME  Lists of most needed items:

  • Dinnerware, flatware, cookware, can opener
  • Bed linens, blankets, pillows, air mattresses
  • Shower curtains, curtain rings, soap dishes, towels
  • Plastic storage boxes, mesh laundry bags

2019 Partner of the year: The Kairos Center

Described as a "hidden gem" in the Harrelson Center, the Kairos Center was recognized as Partner of the Year at the 8th Annual Thankful Hearts Luncheon.

The Kairos Center was “founded on the belief that God uniquely created each individual for a distinct and divine purpose.” The Kairos Center’s mission is “to help people discover their passion, purpose and power and to help them embark on the journey to experience their true destiny.” Their community engagement is extensive, providing resources for individuals to discover and pursue lifelong goals and healthier, more productive lives. Glenda Tate, Director, leads coursework, coaching and mentoring opportunities covering topics such as education planning and achievements; financial literacy and stability; business planning and entrepreneurship; and life purpose and challenges support. As she explains, “when someone starts a new business, they can change the trajectory of poverty for themselves and their family.”

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