non-profit partners

The Harrelson Center currently hosts 14 nonprofit partners and 5 associate partners that provide centralized humanitarian services to the Wilmington community. Together, our partners have made a measurable impact in the lives of community members in need. 

A Bike for every child

The mission of A Bike for Every Child is to have our community come together to have every child experience the joy, confidence, and well being of owning and riding a bike. They believe in turning dusty bikes into shiny smiles and supporting our youth to ride into happier, healthier futures!

910.431.9235  |  SUITE 100

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Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry that assists families in the Cape Fear Region towards the purchase of a Habitat home by building safe, decent and affordable homes that are sold at no profit to families in need. Activities are also supported by Habitat's ReStore located at 1208 S. 3rd Street in Wilmington, NC.

910.762.4744 | SUITE 200

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Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities offers four core programs: Emergency Assistance, Family Support, Disaster Services, Immigration Assistance, and Parish and Community Engagement. Other services provided include adoption, recovery, and pregnancy services. Catholic Charities advocates for social and economic justice, as well as addressing immediate needs with emergency resources. 

910.251.8130 | SUITE 300

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Communities In Schools

The Mission of Communities In Schools is to surround its students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CISCF’s goals are to champion the connection between community resources and the public schools for the purpose of helping young people learn successfully, stay in school and prepare for life.

910.343.1901 | SUITE 213

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Family Promise/WIHN (Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network)  delivers case management and transitional housing for victims of domestic violence and emergency shelter to homeless families with children; while supplying them with the resources and skills vital to regaining and maintaining financial independence.

910.769.4730 | SUITE 440

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GHA Autism supports

GHA Autism Supports provides quality, community services to meet the unique needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They provide an array of services and supports for individuals from early childhood through their lifespan. Their commitment is to work collaboratively with individuals, families and stakeholders to support people in achieving their life goals and aspirations. 

Hours of Operation: Port City Academy: Mon-Fri 9AM-3PM

GHA Autism Supports: Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM

910.399.1683   |   SUITE 300

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Kairos Center

The Kairos Center is founded on the belief that God uniquely created each individual for a distinct and divine purpose. It is their mission to help people discover their passion, purpose and power and to help them embark on the journey to experience their true destiny. Training and practical workshops, along with experiential opportunities, form the foundation of the program.

910.616.0445 | SUITE 212

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Operation Pretty things

Operation Pretty Things is devoted to loving and empowering women victimized by domestic violence. By coming alongside domestic violence shelters, OPT is able to provide the necessary tools, gifts, and services to help women take their next steps towards a life free from abuse. Serving the coastal region of NC and beyond, since 2007.   "There is always HOPE..."

910.616.5433 | SUITE 310

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Peer recovery resources

MISSION: "Peers connecting our community through education, hope, and empowerment."

Peer Recovery Resources (formerly RRCI) provides peer-taught classes in wellness recovery topics and one-on-one peer mentoring to older adults, individuals facing homelessness and/or poverty, veterans, businesses, organizations, and the general public.

910.769.7064 | SUITE 210

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Philippians 3 Ministries

The mission of Philippians 3 Ministries is to focus on rebuilding and restoring the lives of women who have been torn down by past circumstances. The ministry is designed to assist by way of spiritual renewal and direct interaction.

 910.617.4595 | SUITE 100

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Stepup wilmington

StepUp Wilmington (previously Phoenix Hometown Hires) partners with and supports local residents to provide job readiness training, job placement and life skills training. StepUp Wilmington was awarded The Harrelson Center's 2015 Partner of the Year. 

910.343.8469 | SUITE 430

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Young Scientist Academy

YSA is a non-profit corporation, bringing over 20 years of global experience in scientific research and education. We are very passionate at providing experiences in research and nurturing children’s natural interest in the real world through inquiry-based learning.

910.386.1867 | SUITE 420

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new hanover disaster coalition

NHDC is an inclusive and diverse coalition of community leaders, faith groups, nonprofits and members of the public dedicated to the readiness, relief and recovery of all New Hanover County residents affected by disaster.  Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. 

at the First Baptist Activities Center at 1939 Independence Blvd., Wilmington, North Carolina.

Their mission is to connect residents with resources that aid in disaster readiness, response and recovery.  Their vision is for a community that emerges from disaster, stronger than before, with greater compassion, courage and unity.

910.338.9121 | Suite 450​- F

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associate partners of the center

Partners that do not occupy office space but receive many of the benefits from collaborative services

  • Be the adult

    Mission : Be the Adult is a nonprofit organization that provides blueprints for calm and effective parenting. All children require love and acceptance from an ADULT to feel worthy and to thrive. 

    Being the A.D.U.L.T. means to:

    * Accept, respect and love children as they are

    * Demonstrate healthy behavior in all relationships

    * Use fair, firm and consistent discipline

    * Lead children with an open and gentle heart

    * Try to be my best self every day

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  • Foster pantry

    Mission : The Foster Pantry’s mission is to ease the transitions of children in foster care by cultivating community support and equipping families and children with essential needs and resources.

    6841 Market St Unit B., Wilmington | 910.707.4464

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  • Journey to heal ministries

    Mission:  JTHM endeavors to help women heal from past sexual trauma by leading them to the hope and healing found in Jesus Christ, through providing helpful resources, Biblical counseling, and life-giving support and community.

    Learn More or Email or  910.231.4846

  • REscue mission of the cape fear

    Mission: RMCF is a Christian, non-denominational service ministry, meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of hurting people in the Cape Fear area so that they might proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and bring glory to God.

    The Rescue Mission Thrift Store seeks with God’s help to serve our community by providing an affordable alternative or a supplement to regular retail shopping as well as a source of free clothing for families in need. Recycling usable goods, and helping preserve our environment are two of the ways the Thrift Store attempts to be good stewards.  

    Tuesday through Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm | 502 Castle St., Wilmington | 910.343.0366

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  • united way of the cape fear area

    Mission : United Way of the Cape Fear Area mobilizes resources to empower local people working toward leading self-sufficient, healthy lives.

    5919 Oleander Dr. Suite 115 , Wilmington, North Carolina | 910.798.3900

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Nonprofit organizations are invited to partner with us! Contact our Executive Director, Meade Van Pelt, if your organization would like to be a part of our collaborative community!


• Reduced downtown office rent

• Paid utilities, parking & security

• Collaboration with other nonprofits

• Networking & educational opportunities

• Marketing & promotion of each organization

• Use of event and meeting space

• Volunteer recruitment services

• Priority referral to the Help Hub, our program that provides     
  assistance to those in need

• And much more

Read more about our levels of partnership here.