We were so amazed to see our community come together at the MVMT Event and Resource Fair on September 18th, 2017.  We appreciated all of our area organizations that came and talked with so many about how we each can help in this fight.

It was a wonderful night with over 1,000 people working together to learn more about awareness, education and prevention in the fight against opioid abuse.

MVMT Event & Resource Fair


MPAC-What all Moms and Dads Need to Know

This is a one day conference on Oct. 14, 2017 at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church.  Four speakers will be presenting.  CLICK HERE to visit their website for full bios and registration information.

Work on Wilmington (WoW) Seeks Projects!

Work on Wilmington is an annual community service event organized by Leadership Wilmington, a civic leadership development program of the Wilmington Chamber Foundation. Work on Wilmington will be held on Sat. April 28, 2018 from 8a-12p.  Thousands of volunteers will come together and help complete projects that make Wilmington & New Hanover County a better place to live.

Do you have a project that could use volunteer help?  Local 501c3 non-profits, schools, museums and parks are encouraged to submit a project application through Oct 15th.   Projects must be able to be completed within 4 hours and may include projects such as: painting, landscaping, clean-ups, small scale construction projects, etc.

(Examples from years past: WoW volunteers constructed benches at Island Montessori Charter School, 50+ volunteers at Holly Tree Elementary School tackled landscaping projects, GE volunteers painted a clock on a basketball court at Pine Valley Elementary School, etc.)  Learn more and submit your project idea:


SEAHEC-Opioid Epidemic Awareness

New Hanover Cnty - The Ripple Effect

New Hanover Cnty - Denial

New Hanover Cnty - Family Impact

Geoff's Story-Part 1

Geoff's Story-Part 2

In Vein: Hooked on Heroin-WECT

Opioid Epidemic: Find Your Way


Please check back frequently as we add additional area resources to our list that will be present on Sept. 18th.


A Safe Place

A Safe Place is an empowerment organization focusing on prevention, advocacy, and restoration to assist victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic minor sex trafficking that services the southeast region of North Carolina.

Contact:       PO Box 1271, Wrightsville Beach, NC  28480  (855) 723-7529

Agape Counseling Associates, Inc.

Agape Counseling Associates, Inc. is a Clinical Christian private practice of licensed counselors, who ground their work in Biblical truth, yet are clinically trained  and equipped not only to walk the difficult path of addiction and recovery, but its impact on spouses and families, work places and leadership. Our staff is dedicated to restoration and wholeness  through care for mind, body and Spirit.

Contact:       3806 Peachtree Ave. Suite 210, Wilmington, NC  28403   (910) 251-7789

Brunswick Christian Recovery Center

BCRC is a 90 day, Christ based, residential, recovery center serving those who struggle with a drug or alcohol addiction. It also serves as a Bridge that helps those seeking recovery learn of resources that will better aide them on their journey to getting well.

Contact:       1994 Ash-Little River Rd NW, Ash, NC  28420   (910) 297-4357

Cape Fear Volunteer Center – Big Buddy Program

Cape Fear Volunteer Center [CFVC] and Big Buddy helps the community in many ways including providing one to one mentors for at risk youth, mentors take children 5-18 on outings, assist with homework and are a source of emotional support and friendship.  CFVC is also a community service partner; providing supervision and documentation of lawyer recommended and/or court mandated community service hours.

Contact:       214 Walnut St., Wilmington, NC  28401  (910) 392-8180

Christian Recovery Houses

Not-for-profit Christ-centered residential halfway house ministry in Wilmington, NC that shares in the recovery of residents by leading, teaching and embracing every resident in their new Christ filled walk.  We currently have three men’s houses and one women’s house.

 Contact:       (910) 386-1355

Coastal Horizons Center

Coastal Horizons offers:

  • Intensive Outpatient Program, Outpatient Counseling for substance use and/or mental health disorders, Clinica Latina – counseling services in Spanish
  • Psychiatric Evaluation & Treatment, Medication Assisted Treatment, Team-based Integrated Primary Health, DWI Assessments & Services
  • HIV Services, A wide continuum of opportunities for children, youth & families – including Intensive In-home, Open House, Prevention Services & more.
  • Sexual Assault & Trauma Counseling, Anger Management, Housing LInkage, Affordability – We work with the uninsured, medicaid, & many insurances.

Contact:       330 Shipyard Blvd.  Wilmington, NC  28412  (910) 202-0840

Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear


Care Management is essential to everything we do. CCLCF care managers dissolve the fragmentation that occurs between providers, hospital, and home by:

  • Helping patients and practices manage chronic diseases according to national evidence-based treatment guidelines.
  • Targeting care management services to help patients avoid unnecessary emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and re-admissions.
  • Assisting patients with hospital transition to ensure medications, services, and equipment are in place and properly utilized.
  • Conducting medication reconciliation to ensure prescriptions are filled and no discrepancies exist.
  • Linking the patient back to the medical home after a hospital discharge.
  • Coordinating care with the medical home and other community agencies providing supportive services.

Contact:       1209 Culbreth Dr. Suite 200  Wilmington, NC 28405   (910) 332-9543

Heart of Wilmington

HOW (heart of Wilmington) provides the link between addicts/past users and the litany of resources available to them in our community. For someone seeking help with their addiction it can be tedious — and even counterproductive — for them to have to find the help they need themselves. HOW exists as a middleman between all of these resources, eliminating the need for burdensome research on behalf of the addicts or an intense push-strategy on behalf of the resources.

Contact:       PO Box 71, Wilmington, NC  28402   (910) 540-9077

Integrated Family Services

Our organization provides mobile crisis response to substance users throughout the eastern counties of North Carolina. This services includes an initial assessment and linkage to treatment at the level best suited to the client and their identified needs. We provide monitoring and resources to the client during any wait period and ensure that the client is successfully linked to long term treatment before being discharged from services.

Contact:       1602 Physicians Dr. Ste. 101,  Wilmington, NC  28401  (910) 444-4191

Journey to Heal Ministries

Sexual trauma is often the core issue driving drug or alcohol abuse. Journey to Heal Ministries exists to equip and empower survivors to overcome the ravages of past sexual abuse by connecting them with Biblical truths, practical wisdom, and supportive community, through one-to-one mentoring, small group studies, online support groups and healing focused women’s retreats. Founded Crystal Sutherland, CSA survivor and author of Journey to Heal: Seven Essential Steps of Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

Contact:       (910) 231-4846

Legacy Freedom Treatment Centers

We specialize in a holistic approach when it comes to our drug and alcohol treatment programs. Our approach is unique in that we treat each individual from the inside out; with weekly individual and group counseling sessions and activities. We believe your addiction can be effectively maintained allowing you to live life to your potential. We’ll help heal the whole you while learning to manage your drug and/or alcohol addiction. Through interactions with our dedicated and experienced staff, we help you relearn to live your life with passion. We’ll teach you the skills needed to lead a successful and fulfilling life. We believe that your life can once again be free of the fear and uncertainty that coping with an addiction causes. At Legacy, we can help you triumph over your addictions for good through tailored substance abuse treatment.

Contact:    5041 New Centre Drive Suite 200  Wilmington, NC  28403  (877) 254-5536

MPAC – Mothers Praying for Adult Children

MPAC is a faith-based support group for moms.  A child with addiction is the main reason many moms come to this group.  We help them realize they cannot fix their child(ren) nor their problems.  We point them to Jesus Christ because He is the only one who can make a difference.  We give moms information and tools to help understand their situation and how best to handle it.  We also help the moms understand their child(ren) can choose their actions but not the consequences.

Contact:       4613 Song Sparrow Ct.,  Wilmington, NC  28412  910-233-2700

New Hanover County Government Services

New Hanover County has several programs and services to help individuals and families who are impacted by the opioid crisis. In attendance at this event are the county’s Health Department, Department of Social Services, Fire Rescue, Veterans Services, and Community Justice Services. Learn more about the county’s resources and how we can help at

Contact:          230 Government Center Drive  Wilmington, NC  28403  (910) 798-7461

North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition

NCHRC is a comprehensive harm reduction program. NCHRC engages in grassroots advocacy, resource development, coalition building and direct services for people impacted by drug use, sex work, overdose, gender, STIs, HIV and hepatitis. NCHRC also provides resources and support to the law enforcement, public health and provider communities.

We believe that the key to bringing law enforcement, sex workers, crack smokers, injection drug users and others who engage in high-risk activities and services closer to prevention and health services is to treat every person, regardless of their circumstance or condition, with dignity and respect. NCHRC’s nonjudgmental approach allows our members to move through a process of self- discovery and self-empowerment at their own pace. By developing relationships based on honesty, community, tolerance and cooperation, our staff helps people live healthier and more fulfilling lives while raising the health index of the community.

Contact:       3953 A Market Street,  Wilmington, NC  28403  (910) 354-0035

One Christian Network

Our vision is to unite Christian leaders in order to see Wilmington transformed by Christ through connections, empowerment, and sharing of resources.  Our services can help those in addiction because we can connect people in recovery to individuals, churches, and organizations that will best fit their needs.  Our Facebook group also helps get people connected

Contact:       (910) 632-0039  Email:

Palms Health and Wellness, LLC

We offer outpatient detox, intensive outpatient therapy, day therapy, transitional housing for women, and the hospital will be renovated to accommodate inpatient.


Pavillon by the Sea

Pavillon by the Sea is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for the Treatment of Alcoholism & Other Drug Addictions.  Our Intensive Outpatient Program is a level of care that is appropriate for those who have enough structure in their community to maintain sobriety while undergoing treatment. The benefits of outpatient treatment are numerous.

At Pavillon by the Sea, we recognize that your recovery from a substance use disorder is unique to you. To address this, we offer a variety of modalities to meet the comprehensive needs of each client. IOP treatment includes:  Psycho-education and Process Group held 3 times a week, Multifamily Educational Group, Individual psychotherapy session weekly, Additional treatment components structured to fit individual needs.

There is much more to attaining and maintaining recovery than just gaining sobriety. The disease of addiction will not allow you to learn or think your way out of it. Therefore, at Pavillon by the Sea our intention is to assist you in finding and practicing the elements of your recovery that will allow you to grow and thrive throughout your lifespan.

Contact:       3420A Wrightsville Ave.,  Wilmington, NC 28403    (910) 260-4050

Phoenix Hometown Hires

Phoenix Hometown Hires is a non-profit organization, based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Through partnerships with businesses, non-profit organizations, churches and a vast volunteer network, Phoenix Hometown Hires supports people in our community in overcoming obstacles to find work and stability.

Contact:       20 N. 4th St., Ste 430,  Wilmington, NC  28401   (910) 343-8469

PORT Health Services

PORT Health is an agency with several locations across Eastern North Carolina. In Wilmington we have an outpatient clinic who treats children/adolescents and adults who have a substance use issue or mental health concerns. We also have two substance use residential programs, One year long program for pregnant/maternal women and one 6-month long one for men. We provide a wide variety of services with individual therapy, group therapy, enhanced substance use services, medication management and medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Additionally, outside of Wilmington we have three facility based crisis units and 3 adolescent residential substance use treatment facilities.

Contact:       2206 Wrightsville Ave.   Wilmington, NC  28403  (910) 763-6499

Contact:       314 Progress Drive Ext.  Burgaw, NC  28425  (910) 540-7934

Recovery Resource Center, Inc.

Recovery Resource Center Inc. serves those with mental health and or substance use challenges as well as their supporters and advocates. We are peers connecting our community through education, hope, and empowerment. We focus on strengths and abilities. People are encouraged to move toward renewed meaning and purpose in their lives. Our vision is to be part of a community where people experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges flourish.

 Contact:       20 N. 4th St., Suite 210  Wilmington NC 28401   (910) 769-7064

Reflections of Hope, LLP

Reflections of Hope is a comprehensive, outpatient opioid treatment program based on values and principles that support substantial life changes. Individuals and their families will receive medical and behavioral treatment with focus on the health and wellness of each aspect of recovery…physical, mental, emotional, financial, and spiritual. It is the goal of Reflections of Hope to provide a safe, respectful and therapeutic environment that encourages self-directed, peaceful living for every addict and their loved ones.

Contact:     33 Darlington Ave., Wilmington, NC  28403  (910) 782-8752 x747

RI International – Wilmington Wellness City

RI Wellness City services are free to adults 18 and older and include:

Recovery Coaching; Recovery Education including WELL, WRAP and other classes; Community linking and partnerships. The City offers daily classes, computer access and walk-in support to all people in the community recovering from substance use, mental health and other life issues. Those interested can contact 910-399-3149 for more information and class schedules OR stop by the Wellness City and visit Monday through Friday 9 to 5 and Saturdays 11 to 3.

Contact:       1960 South 17th Street Suites 101 & 102  Wilmington, NC  28401   910-399-3149

Sandhills Adult & Teen Challenge

Sandhills Adult & Teen Challenge is a faith-based, adult, long-term, residential, recovery program for men struggling with chemical addiction.  Our vision is to bring wholeness to the hopeless.  Our mission at Teen Challenge is to change lives. We are committed to: rekindling hope, renewing life, and restoring families by reaching out to men and women with life-controlling problems.  Our Core Values are Biblical foundation, Accountability, Stewardship, Integrity, Commitment & Discipleship.

Contact:       910-947-2944

Snead’s Ferry’s HOPE & H2O Ministries

We promote education and prevention for those who have loved one in addiction and those struggling with addiction but want to get out of that lifestyle. Providing HOPE to our community one person at a time!

Contact:     198 Sneads Ferry Rd.  Sneads Ferry, NC  28460  (910) 375-0093

Strength To Let Go

The Strength to Let Go, a mother’s journey through her son’s addiction is a book written to give hope to those dealing with the agony of addiction. It has been endorsed by drug counselors and educators.
Books will be available for review and information on how to order from

Contact:     Charlotte Hackman  (910) 200-4570

Vigilant Hope

Vigilant Hope is a modern missions organization with a desire to reach and serve those in need and to challenge you to do the same! We exist to educate and equip the Body of Christ to reach into the community with the hope of the gospel through urban outreach, relief ministry and educational programs.  Vigilant Hope missionaries and volunteers work to befriend those living on the streets and in poverty and walk with them through the struggles of life; be it addiction, housing crisis or everyday living.

Contact:       PO Box 816 Wilmington, NC  28402   (910) 622-6256

Warrior Family Ministries

Free Counseling Services (for anyone), Chaplain Training, Veteran Job Placement Services, Veteran Counseling (Addiction, PTSD, Suicide Prevention, Family), Chaplain and Crisis Response Training (Community) and Free Food Pantry

Contact:     231 Central Blvd, Wilmington, N.C.; (910) 769-2490

Wilmington CareNet Counseling Center

Wilmington CareNet provides outpatient, professional, faith-integrated counseling services to assist individuals, couples, and families in overcoming mental and emotional health issues, including substance abuse and addictions. While not a treatment center, CareNet’s counselors partner with clients as they work to resolve challenges which predispose them to drug and alcohol abuse relapse.

Contact:          610 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC  28403  (910) 799-1071

Wilmington Healing Center

Wilmington Healing Center is a faith based non-profit organization.  Our primary focus is to help individuals and those affected by addiction find healing and restoration.  We do this by offering Biblical counseling services to everyone who has a desire to live free from addiction and it effects.  WHC gets to the root causes of the individuals addiction.  Other services that WHC provides is  Soul Care ministry, Aftercare Program, Christ Centered 12 Step Study, Abortion Recovery support group, other Faith based addiction resources and  peer support services,

Contact:       4609 Wrightsville Ave.  Wilmington, NC  28403    (910) 409-6573

Wilmington Treatment Center

Wilmington Treatment Center is an inpatient hospital for substance abuse. WTC offers detoxification, inpatient rehabilitation and partial hospitalization as well as intensive outpatient services.

Contact:       2520 Troy Drive  Wilmington NC 28401  910-742-5273