So many exciting things are happening at the Harrelson Center this year! Have you taken a tour yet? Do you know our partners? Would you like to assist at Help Hub? How about volunteering for or attending an event? Do you need an event rental space? Have you read our newsletter? Are you a humanitarian services nonprofit? Join Us!

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Become a Partner  Plaza on Princess Newsletter

We encourage you to take 5 minutes to watch our video presentation

and hear from your local network and neighbors. 

  • 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.  

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  • 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. Drop-in tours are available the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month at 12 noon. Learn more!


The Harrelson Center is a nonprofit campus that supports and partners with other nonprofit organizations in the Wilmington community to provide centralized services. Support is provided to our 22 nonprofit partners through:

  • Below Market Rental Rates
  • Paid Utilities
  • Parking and Security
  • Building Care and Maintenance
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Networking and Social Events
  • Client support through community partnerships & The Help Hub

learn about the Value of Partnership here

This synergistic environment allows all of these nonprofits to operate more efficiently and better utilize their funding. The Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center strives to educate our community about the services offered from all of our nonprofit partners and provides assistance in connecting the dots between organizations and those we serve. The center recognizes the critical needs of others and encourages, uplifts and assists them in rebuilding their lives through the services provided at the center.


To provide a humanitarian services campus of nonprofit organizations that offer hope, opportunity and empowerment.


To be a Welcoming Space for a collaborative and spiritual environment, robust with idea sharing and opportunities for synergy and powerful service delivery, where people can easily navigate resources, referrals and direct services.


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