COVID-19 Update

We are here for you!
For our safety and yours, we ask that you reach out by phone for services:
Office Phone Line: 252-473-5121 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
Crisis Line: 252-473-3366 (24/7)
Outer Banks Hotline is still available 24/7, but the way we provide services may look different in the coming days and/or weeks.
Please bear with us as we adjust to these ever-changing circumstances.

Donations are being taken Monday 10 AM - 4 PM at Hotline Manteo
Tuesday and Thursday 10 AM - 4 PM at Hotline TOO
Wednesday and Friday 10 AM - 4 PM at Hotline Pink

Outer Banks Hotline Blog

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.
November 11 2021
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The Outer Banks Hotline has elevated current board member, Bronwyn K. Thornton, as Executive Director.   “Bronwyn Thornton has all the qualities needed to make Hotline better than ever. Her energy, business knowledge, education, and standing in the community make her the perfect fit,” expressed Chairperson Judy Burnette. Bronwyn has been an Outer Banks board member since 2018, serving recently as Secretary. She has been on the board of the Dare County Arts Council, The Missions of Mercy Dental Clinic task force, and is currently on the board of the Community Care Clinic. She is an active member of St. Andrews [...]

October 11 2018
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Outer Banks Hotline has partnered with the Community Care Clinic of Dare to create a Clothesline Project Display at the clinic during the month of October. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the purpose of this display is to create a visual statement that honors victims and survivors of domestic violence. Each shirt was created by a survivor and carries a message that is intended to motivate our community to take action to prevent domestic violence. If you or someone you know is involved in an unhealthy relationship, please call Outer Banks Hotline’s Crisis Line at (252)473-3366 for support.

October 11 2018
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Outer Banks Hotline participated in the annual OBX PrideFest on September 22, 2018. OBX Pridefest is a three-day gay pride festival that is held annually on the Outer Banks. Outer Banks Hotline staff hosted an information table at the festival and provided festival goers with information on healthy relationships, safe dating, consent, and services offered by Outer Banks Hotline, as well as sharing the message that Outer Banks Hotline staff supports an all-inclusive Outer Banks community. Outer Banks Hotline continues to serve as a safe space for all LGBTQ individuals to find support and resources.  

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 is partnering [...]

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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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 [...]

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