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Families First, Inc.
P.O. Box 1776
Whiteville NC 28472

Families First, Inc - Serving Columbus and Bladen County NC

Our Mission

To identify, address, and attempt to rectify issues related to and associated with domestic violence, sexual assault and their effects on adults, children, and the communities of Columbus and Bladen Counties.

Crisis Line - (910) 641-0444

About Us

In November 1995, Families First, Inc. began providing services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Columbus County.

In June, 1997, Families First, Inc. opened the doors of its shelter to victims of domestic violence, providing a safe refuge from violence and offering victims the opportunity to escape violent, frequently life threatening, situations and the safe space to explore their options.

The program began serving victims in Bladen County in October 2002 and has operated an office in Elizabethtown since that time.

Our staff and volunteers have dedicated themselves to improving the quality of life for women, men and their children in Columbus and Bladen Counties.

We are a nonprofit agency dependent on the community for support. To make a donation of money, goods or services, please call the Whiteville Office at 910-642-5996 or Elizabethtown Office at 910-862-2534 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

You may also make a donation using our Donate button or mail donations to us at the Whiteville address below. Thank you for your support!

Agency Statistics:  


Client Statistics

Columbus County
Women: 299
Men: 67
Children: 46
Bladen County
Women: 260
Men: 61
Children: 5

Shelter Statistics

Columbus County
Women 65
Men 16
Children 69
Bladen County
Women 25
Men 0
Children 23


Client Statistics

Women 42
Men 5
Under eighteen 29

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