The Hotline office building is dedicated to Lynn Bryant, and named The Lynn Bryant Crisis Center
The Outer Banks Hotline hosted a dedication ceremony for its former Executive Director, Lynn Bryant, who died in February 2017. The main office building was dedicated in her honor and named The Lynn Bryant Crisis Center. The new sign was revealed by her successor, Michael Lewis, and staff member Karen Sawin during the ceremony. It was a beautiful ceremony filled with happy memories of Lynn. Family, friends, Hotline staff, former staff members, board members, volunteers, as well as community members, were present to celebrate Lynn’s life and show their support.
Lynn’s passion was to leave the world better than she found it, to make a difference and to assist and empower others. She will be remembered for her role as Executive Director of the Outer Banks Hotline, her work to bring the Coastal Studies Institute to the Outer Banks, as well as her passion for teaching psychology at the College of the Albemarle. The impact she had on the Outer Banks community is immeasurable.
Her daughter, Carrie Bryant Woodard said she was the “Queen of Second Chances because she believed everybody deserves a second chance.”
Michael Lewis, the Executive Director, said, “Even though I have big feet, I can never fit her shoes.”
Outer Banks Hotline is a local nonprofit organization that provides the community with years of crisis intervention experience in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault response, prevention education, support groups and community outreach.
A 24-hour crisis phone line (252-473-3366) that connects a distressed caller to a volunteer trained to listen and make referrals. Topics that volunteers are trained to provide assistance with include suicide, family struggles, financial concerns, depression, substance abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault and much more.
Hotline owns and operates five thrift stores and a consignment shop, Karma Blue. Their weaving program, Endless Possibilities is part of the Karma Blue store located at 4711 S Croatan Hwy in Nags Head, North Carolina. All of the money raised through the shops fund the Safe House and Hotline’s advocacy programs.
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