The Outer Banks Hotline Blog is here to keep you updated on news and events that the OB Hotline is involved in within the Outer Banks Community. From festivals to empowerment and training courses the Outer Banks Hotline is focused on creating a safe and fun community for everyone. Join us as a volunteer and see how great you’ll feel when you give your time and knowledge to help promote your community.
May 31 2018
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Night Hawk News: Human Trafficking is Closer Thank You Think An important article written by a staff writer for the Night Hawk News that came out in their Spring edition: Human Trafficking is Closer Than You Think is an article worth reading. Some of the local organizations involved in the efforts to educate the community and to help victims of sex trafficking had the opportunity to express their concerns and experiences. Being that the Outer Banks is a “tourist town” most people don’t realize that sex trafficking does occur here, even more so because it is a “tourist town.” Sex trafficking [...]

May 23 2018
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Pioneering Sleepwear Brand Partners with Local Lingerie Business to Donate ‘Sweet Dreams’ Comfort Kits In-Support of Outer Banks Women’s Shelter   Duck, NC — May 2, 2018--Lusomé is honored to make a difference in the lives of women-in-need through its Sweet Dreams initiative. This charitable program, launched in 2017, provides comfort kits complete with Lusomé signature sleepwear and assorted essentials to women’s shelters across North America.   Inspired by its mission to provide a safe and compassionate community for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, Lusomé proudly announces the Outer Banks women’s shelter as the Sweet Dreams’ latest beneficiary. The Outer Banks’ own Luxury, Lingerie & Beauty Boutique [...]

April 17 2018
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Hotline is excited to host this human trafficking training. Thanks to our guest facilitators Kiricka Yarbough Smith and Danielle Leon from the NC Council for woman and Youth Involvement.

April 3 2018
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Oversize Embrace postcard

We are so excited to do this again! Brought to you with the support of Luxury and Outer Banks Hotline. Donations raised for this event will go towards a new local Bra Charity being launched. [#ihaveembraced] "EMBRACE is a social impact documentary that explores the issue of body image." Embrace is told from the point of view of director Taryn Brumfitt as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types. In her affable and effervescent style, Taryn bares [...]

April 2 2018
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Printing for Hope

Join the COA Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and COA Art Club in creating an art print with a Pop Art aesthetic - each participant will have a copy to take home and a copy will be framed and hung at the Outer Banks Hotline Safe House. When guests are ready to leave the safe house, they will be offered the opportunity to take one of the prints on display with them - to encourage them and remind them they are supported. This is a free event.

March 9 2018
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Outer Banks Hotline crew celebrating International Women's Day. IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to take actions for accelerating gender parity.

December 6 2017
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Amazing article featured in the OB Sentinel highlighting the efforts of the OB Hotline and other facilitators. ARTICLE BY MICHELLE WAGNER | SENTINEL STAFF OBX begins to mobilize against human trafficking Outer Banks Hotline Executive Director Michael Lewis may not be able to offer hard statistics when it comes to the prevalence of human trafficking in Dare County. But he is sure of one thing. “We know from some websites that human trafficking does exist on the Outer Banks,” he says. “We haven’t seen huge numbers, but I believe they are out there. We just are not seeing them because [...]

October 24 2017
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On October 13th Rooster’s Kitchen hosted a wonderful event, Spirits for Giving! 100% of ticket sales and 10% of Rooster’s Southern Kitchen’s dining sales that day benefited the Outer Banks Hotline. Thank you to everyone that came, participated, gave, and enjoyed the evening. Special Thanks to Rooster’s Kitchen and to Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits Ambassador Tony Ursone for his time and exceptional Spirits. Take a look at the short video below provided by the Outer Banks Voice and see what the evening was all about. Rooster's Southern Kitchen Bourbon Tasting from OuterBanksVoice on Vimeo.

October 19 2017
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Outer Banks Hotline's Clothesline Project is a visual display dedicated to raising awareness about the reality of violence in our community. It is composed of t-shirts created by survivors of violence, or in honor of someone who has experienced violence. All shirts have been created by local residents who desired to share their story. This Clothesline is on display at the Community Care Clinic for the remainder of the month of October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  

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