non-profit partners

The Harrelson Center is currently home to 18 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.  For information on joining us, CLICK HERE.

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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Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities offers four core programs: Emergency Assistance, Family Support, Disaster Services, Immigration Assistance, and Parish and Community Engagement. 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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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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Operation Pretty things

Operation Pretty Things is devoted to loving and empowering women victimized of domestic violence and sexual assault. By coming alongside domestic violence shelter, and sexual trauma support organizations, 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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Soaring as eagles

Soaring As Eagles Outreach Ministry, Inc. is dedicated to empowering the families of

Title 1 (low performing) schools through education and resources including parenting and life skills classes. 

910.512.9063 | Suite 450-E

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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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Vantage Pointe was founded in 1993 in Wilmington, North Carolina, as a nonprofit designed to address the lack of accessible conflict resolution services for families, organizations, and companies in the greater Cape Fear area, including Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender counties.

Through mediation, facilitation, and training, as well as in Teen Court, we “light the way” for people to move forward productively, respectfully, and effectively in their relationships.

910.362.8000 | Suite 450-A

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working narratives

Working Narratives is a non-partisan social justice organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering communities to address issues that affect their lives. They are narrative and story strategists, artists, and community organizers dedicated to advancing social justice and equity.

606.454.8864 | Suite 450-C

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Young Scientist Academy

YSA brings 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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associate partners of the center

The Harrelson Center appreciates the work of our local nonprofit network. We work with nonprofits to meet the pressing issues in our community. Associate Partners are nonprofit partners that do not occupy office space, but are often on campus utilizing our event, training, and meeting spaces; participating in networking and educational opportunities; and collaborating with our Partners.

  • better is possible

    Mission: Better Is Possible aims to have better homes, better neighborhoods, and a better city. Their vision is to fill the gaps within the community by providing an array of needed services including leadership and mentoring programs for the youth, health and wellness events, and educational events to empower the masses in our surrounding counties. 

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  • cape fear habitat for humanity

    Mission: Founded in 1987 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Cape Fear Habitat has served more than 200 hard-working families through the construction and rehabilitation of homes throughout Pender, Duplin, and New Hanover Counties. Each year thousands of community members come together as volunteers, donors, and future homeowners to become part of the solution to this region's affordable housing crisis.

    3310 Fredrickson Road , Wilmington, NC 2840 | 910.762.4744

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  • Community Counseling Center

    Mission: CCC provides compassionate, therapeutic, licensed psychotherapy that offers hope and healing for all. Services include individual, couple, and family counseling as well as help for those facing cancer or chronic illness. The Center welcomes everyone regardless of financial position with sliding scale payment opportunities

    4810 Wrightsville Ave,  Wilmington, NC 28403 | 910.452.7370

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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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  • 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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  • Salvation army of cape fear

    Mission: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

    223 S 3rd St , Wilmington | 910. 762.2070

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  • turning the wheel

    Mission: Turning the Wheel Productions is a national non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to making body based creative expression and play accessible to individuals of all ages, experiences, genders and cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are committed to being a contributing force in fostering vibrant, healthy communities nationwide.

    414 N 6th St. , Wilmington | 910.520.7792

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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 | 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.