Drop-In Center

Healing. Restoration. Hope

The Heart & Soul operates as a daytime drop-in center at the crossroads of life. Providing a place of comfort and rest for victims of human trafficking or sexual exploitation. We encourage and empower survivors to become independent by meeting basic needs and increasing awareness of the resources available to survivors.

Through personal case management and action planning, our intention is to meet people where they are—wherever it may be—and support them throughout their journey. 

Feeling the need to meet these women right where they are by creating a safe haven for them to shower, enjoy a hot meal, have access to clean clothes and the support of the community. Being fully aware that the task will be challenging but one with great reward. Encouraging and empowering these women to control even their most minor decisions is the only way to really help them, like all of us, they need love, acceptance, and life-long support. Their unfortunate circumstance does not define their future and we want to be that first step to helping them dream again. 

In the words of our Founder and Executive Director, Tina Pennington, “These women need a safe place. A haven. A place where they are fully seen, heard and loved. As human beings, it is our job to fight injustice, and come alongside those who have been affected by trauma and tragedy. Listening to the needs and heart of victim/survivors brings us to the realization that long-term restoration and care is vital.”


By opening our drop -in center we are giving these women the freedom to choose when to use our services and respect their privacy. With fresh clothes, showers, rest, laundry services, food, and counseling the drop-in center will serve to refresh her body, soul, mind, and spirit.  

Other services and holistic programs offered-

  • Support Groups

  • Special Events

  • Art Therapy

  • Yoga 

  • Hygiene products 

  • First aid supplies

  • Building a Community 

  • Basic needs resources 

  • A meal, and a snack to go 

  • Health insurance resources

  • Substance abuse resources 

  • Case management services 

  • Job and educational assistance/and resources 

  • and many more


Email: thebelovedhaven@gmail.com

Volunteer: volunteer@belovedhaven.org

Office: 252-722-1977

Registered Charity: 81-1952992

If you, or someone you know, is need of urgent help, please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline:


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