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  • June 2019 Partner of the Month

    peer recovery resources

    June 2019 - Collaboration and empowerment are two key values of the Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center, and this month Peer Recovery Resources (PRR) is being honored for the exemplary way in which they embody these values. Trained peer workers and volunteers who have personal experience with recovery assist others in their journey through active recovery from mental health and/or substance abuse. These Specialists teach classes in wellness recovery topics and provide one-on-one peer mentoring to individuals, including older adults, individuals facing homelessness and/or poverty, veterans, and the general public. Read more...

  • South State Bank Supports Harrelson Center Expansion

    Unlock Hope Campaign Funds Nonprofit Annex

    May 2019 - South State Bank executives presented support to the Unlock Hope Capital Campaign for the expansion of the Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center. Located downtown in the building that once served as New Hanover County’s Detention Center, the Harrelson Center’s nonprofit campus provides centralized humanitarian services that bring hope, opportunity, and empowerment to the Cape Fear Region. The Center has 13 nonprofit Partner organizations actively serving neighbors in half of the building, but much of the original jail structure from the Detention Center awaits transformation. The Harrelson Center and South State Bank relationship developed and strengthened with the Center securing and completing a loan with SSB for the first phase of renovation. South State Bank has been committed for several years as the presenting sponsor of the Center’s largest annual fundraising event, the Thankful Hearts luncheon held in November, and to other outdoor and golf fundraising events.  Read More...

  • NHRMC Pilot Program with Help Hub

    February 2019 - The Help Hub at the Harrelson Center has partnered with New Hanover Regional Medical Center in a pilot program to gain deeper understanding of health and wellness concerns in highly populated area of New Hanover County, downtown and metropolitan Wilmington. The program began in 2018 and will continue to assist in overcoming obstacles to accessing resources for preventative and primary care and provide opportunity to improve health outcomes. Read more...

  • The 5th Annual Parade Mile – Racing to Benefit the

    Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center

    February 2019 - For the past four years, men, women, and children have gathered for a charity race ahead of the Azalea Festival’s annual parade. The race, the Parade Mile, run by a local law firm, McAngus Goudelock & Courie, PLLC, aims to raise awareness of local philanthropic organizations that take care of those in need in the Greater Wilmington community. Walt Rapp, member in the firm’s litigation group, founded the race in 2015, hoping to make a positive impact in the local community and to educate his two children on the importance of giving to others while having fun. Read more...

  • Catholic Charities –  Partner of the Year 2018

    January 2019 - On the third floor of the Harrelson Center, people from all walks of life are waiting to meet with Emilie Hart and her staff at the Catholic Charities Wilmington Office. This Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh regional offices supports 6 counties of people in southeastern NC – all of which were impacted by Hurricane Florence. Catholic Charities will case manage thousands of our neighbors with unmet basic needs such as housing, furniture, food and supplies, and assist them through the long term recovery process, which could take years.  Read more...