Here at Promise Place the main goal is to not only help victims of abuse, but to also bring awareness regarding violence prevention. We have collaborated with the CDC and NCCASA to implement 3 programs focuses on youth violence into Jones, Craven, and Pamlico counties.


The 3 programs are:

  • Safe Dates

  • Shifting Boundaries 

  • Strengthening Families

The primary focus of the prevention program is to raise awareness about physical, sexual, mental, and emotional violence. The entire program was created by the Center for Disease Control to minimize youth violence. Within the prevention program we will address risk factors that make individuals more likely to experience violence. The secondary goal of the prevention program is to increase protective factors that allow youth to recognize violence, use healthy coping and communication skills, and increase opportunities for healthy decision making that result in non-violent outcomes.

Risk factors that increase an individual’s chance of experiencing violence are gender, poverty, prior victimization, early sexual initiation, hostility towards women, unsupportive family members, societal norms that support violence, and lastly, weak laws that protect victims.


Protective factors include emotional health and connectedness, empathy and concern for how one’s actions affect others, academic achievement, peer support groups, caring and trustworthy adults, and lastly, healthy coping skills to handle stress.

Looking for a little brain food in-between tunes?

Violence and Rape Prevention Educators in Eastern North Carolina discuss topics such as dating violence, gender norms, sexual, and physical abuse. This podcast will contain heavy, emotionally charged conversations, but you are not alone. If you, or someone you know is experiencing violence, call the National Crisis Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. If you are in North Carolina call the Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline at (252)635-7096. Welcome to a place where survivors of violence have a voice- Reach out to us at with any questions or topics you would like to hear. Check out our latest rape and prevention Pod Cast here:

Operating Hours


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Promise Place staff and advocates are in the office and available most weekdays. To schedule an intake, please contact the advocate directly at your desired office. To cancel or change an appointment, please contact your therapist directly.




Craven County/New Bern Office:

Tel: 252-636-3381

*This number may be used to schedule apts at Craven Community College.

Craven Terrace Office & Food Pantry:

Tel: 252-633-6197

Pamlico County Office:


*This number may be used to schedule apts at Pamlico Community College.

Jones County Office:

Tel: 252-448-1069

Food Pantry:


*Hours of operation vary. 





New Bern Office:

1401 Park Avenue

New Bern, NC 28560

Craven Terrace Office:

271 Hamilton Drive

New Bern, NC 28560

Pamlico Office:

11097 Highway 55

Grantsboro, NC 28529

Jones Office:

115 S. Market Street

Trenton, NC 28585

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