Our Mission:

A nonprofit center providing services and a place of collaboration for organizations to serve
people in need

The Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center Inc. is a North Carolina nonprofit corporation that supports and partners with other nonprofit organizations in the Wilmington community. The Center works with its partners to meet the needs of the community in areas such as safe and affordable housing, education, employment, health care and family support. The Center recognizes the critical needs of others and encourages, uplifts and assists them in rebuilding their lives through the services provided in the center.


The Center provides its nonprofit partners social and educational opportunities, marketing and promotions, volunteer recruitment and a place of collaboration for them to help those in need in our community. The center supports its partners with below-market rental rates that cover all utilities, parking and security. This synergistic environment allows all the nonprofits to operate more efficiently and better utilize their funding.


Bobby Harrelson said it best in Crazy Like A Fox, an article in Wilmington Magazine. "It's a safe wonderful environment for all those charities to be located in. Our vision was to create a place that could put the charities together that were helping those who wanted to help themselves. We're not a hand-out place; we're a hand-up place."



A place where needs are met, dreams are fostered and hope abounds.