Are you a “people person” with good organizational skills?

Do you have strong communications skills and leadership initiative?

Do you have time to give back to your community?

The Volunteer Coordinator is a key volunteer position for BCHC. The Volunteer Coordinator:

· Maintains the membership contact list and skills inventories

· Notifies members of monthly meetings and special events via email

· Contacts and tracks volunteer assignments for events and tasks

· Communicates with the board of directors and volunteer leaders

· Attends bimonthly membership meetings

Helpful skills and experience would include:

· Creating spreadsheets

· Use of word processing programs

· Use of e-mail

To volunteer, please contact Brunswick County Homeless Coalition.

Brunswick County Homeless Coalition

2018 Statistics

During 2018, the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition responded to about 232 calls for assistance, with about 147 callers assisted with paying utilities/eviction prevention, 14 with paying rent or mortgage, 21 needing emergency shelter, 31 receiving referrals to specific agencies for other assistance, and 19 veterans in need of veteran-specific assistance.

Our direct aid is funded entirely by private grants and donations like yours. Please consider donating any amount to help our neighbors in need.

Updated Mon Sep 24 2018 to indicate meeting location

Friends & Neighbors,

I hope that you are safe and comfortable after the storm that we’ve just experienced. If not, you can find information on our website at about ways to find assistance.

Because of storm preparation and evacuation related to Hurricane Florence, Brunswick County Homeless Coalition was not able to hold its monthly September meeting as it was scheduled. BCHC Meetings usually occur on the second Tuesday of the month.

The Brunswick County Homeless Coalition will hold our rescheduled September 2018 meeting at 5:30pm on Tuesday, September 25.

PLEASE NOTE: The venue for the meeting is not yet set. We are unable to confirm space at BSRI (our usual meeting location) because they are closed due to the storm until this coming Monday. As soon as we know where the meeting will be held, we will let everyone know. For now, please save the date.

UPDATE: The venue for the meeting will be the BSRI Brunswick Center at Shallotte, 3620 Express Dr., Shallotte, NC (our usual meeting location thanks to the kindness of BSRI). Please feel free to bring water or a drink to the meeting.

You may contact me as always with any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions. If you are a member of BCHC, please let me know whether you will be able to attend the meeting.


Joe Staton

Brunswick County Homeless Coalition
Publicity Committee
Mobile: (843) 474-1821

Brunswick County Homeless Coalition
P.O. Box 7411
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
(888) 519-5362


February 1, 2018

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release:

Who: Mike’s Garage Band
Benefiting: Brunswick County Homeless Coalition,
Organizers: Southwest Brunswick Newcomer’s Club,
What: Benefit Concert for Brunswick County Homeless Coalition (BCHC)
Where: BSRI facility at 101 Stone Chimney Rd, Supply, NC 28462
When: March 23rd, 2018 from 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Why: To enjoy good music and help out those less fortunate

Ocean Isle Beach, NC, February 1, 2018 — On Friday March 23, 2018 the musical fundraising evening featuring “Mike’s Garage Band” takes place at BSRI in Supply. In support of the local charity Brunswick County Homeless Coalition, this event is presented by Southwest Brunswick Newcomer’s Club.

Beer and wine will be on sale, but food will not be sold, so please bring a substantial appetizer and/or dessert to share with others at your table. For those reserving tables, coordinate who brings what to create your own feast!
Admission for the evening is $20.00 per person. All event fees minus event costs will be given to Brunswick County Homeless Coalition.

Tickets are on sale now and seating is limited. For tickets by phone, or for additional information, call Kathy Hill of SWBNC at (703) 638-4653, or visit to learn more.

“This is a great opportunity to experience Mike’s Garage Band, and to show your support for The Brunswick County Homeless Coalition and the services that they provide to the in-need population in Brunswick County” reports Joe Staton, representing BCHC. “We are very grateful to Mike’s Garage Band, who donate their performance to charities and those in need, and to Southwest Brunswick Newcomer’s Club for organizing the event and selecting Brunswick County Homeless Coalition to benefit.”

About the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition: About The Southwest Brunswick Newcomers Club:
Brunswick County Homeless Coalition (BCHC) is a group of volunteers from faith based ministries, not for profit organizations, local agencies and concerned citizens coming together for the ​greater good of Brunswick County’s homeless and in need population. ​BCHC’s mission is to serve as an advocate for the homeless and those in need by increasing awareness and education of issues, and by exploring, promoting, recruiting, facilitating and providing resources to meet these needs. BCHC’s vision is to ensure that needed resources are easily accessible by the homeless and those in need in order to decrease the incidence of chronic and transitional homelessness. Find more information at The newcomers club was formed in September 2006 to assist in the social, cultural and service orientation of persons new to the southwest area of Brunswick County, North Carolina. Through a variety of activities, the club facilitates in developing new associations and friendships, as well as assisting newcomers to Southwest Brunswick County identify with their community. We also hope to promote interest in local civic, cultural, service and philanthropic programs. We are a non-profit organization that does not exert political or religious influence. More information at

Note: This is an archived article about a past event. There may be more current information about a related recent event at the following link:

The Sixth Annual Hunger and Homeless Banquet and Soup Luncheon

The Sixth Annual Hunger and Homeless Banquet and Soup Luncheon

Basic Information

Observing National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov 11-19, 2017), The Brunswick County Homeless Coalition invites you to attend the Sixth Annual Hunger & Homeless Banquet and Soup Luncheon
on Nov 18th in Leland, NC. There is no cost to attend; a lunch of homemade soups and bread will be provided.

This year’s program will be held at BSRI’s Brunswick Center in Leland, NC, located at 121 Town Hall Dr. NE, Leland, NC, 28451, at the corner of Village Road and Town Hall Drive. [Click or tap for Driving Directions.] The program, scheduled to run from 10am to 2pm, is entitled “Ending Homelessness in Brunswick County.” Doors open at 9:30am.

Besides the delicious soups, you will hear the powerful stories of local formerly homeless men and women, information from local leaders about what’s being done to address the problem (and how you can help), and a presentation from special guest Terry Allebaugh, Community Impact Coordinator for the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness.

You are invited to pre-register for the event on the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition website’s registration form to help us prepare for the appropriate number of guests. There is no cost to register or attend; donations of any amount are appreciated and directly go to help the hungry, homeless, and at-risk population of Brunswick County.

2012: the First Annual Hunger and Homeless Banquet

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in an event held each November which began at Villanova University in 1975. It’s an annual program across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Held at more than 700 locations each year, with hundreds of thousands of participants,
this event has raised millions of dollars for local service providers across the country. Participating groups spend the week holding a series of educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events. The Sixth Annual Hunger and Homeless Banquet and Soup Luncheon is Brunswick County’s registered National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week event, held to raise awareness and work toward solutions here at home.

The Sixth Annual Hunger and Homeless Banquet and Soup Luncheon is organized by the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition. The Coalition meets the second Tuesday of the month at the BSRI Senior Center in Shallotte, NC. You can find out more at the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition website.


Your help in getting the word out about this event is very much appreciated. The more people that are able to attend, the more support can be gathered and the more resources can be mobilized against the fight against hunger and homelessness right here at home.

Person to person, word-of-mouth publicity is very effective–and today, with e-mail and social networking, it has a potentially much larger reach. The sharing buttons at the bottom of this page can help you to share and spread the news using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, and e-mail.

There are also promotional printables and promotional graphics in the form of printable 8.5×11″ flyers and .jpg graphic files. You are encouraged to download these and share them online, and print them to post publicly, to share with friends and family, or to share with your civic, church, or worship group.


“If You Join
Us” Flyer –

Format: PDF

Press Release
Immediate Release

Format: PDF

Small Flyer
(Obverse) –

Format: JPG

Small Flyer
(Reverse) –

Format: JPG



Black & White
2-up Flyer –

Format: PDF

Color 2-up
Flyer –

Format: PDF

Box Graphic
For Online

400×234 pixels
Format: JPG



Black and
White Flyer –

Format: PDF

process Flyer –

Format: PDF

Black & White
Simple Poster –

Format: PDF

Simple Poster –

Format: PDF



[Basic Info]
[Driving Directions]
[Share This]
[Promotional Flyers]
[Top of Article]

  • If your computer can’t open PDF documents, you can get a free PDF reader from the PDFReaders.Org website.
  • If you have trouble downloading the .jpg graphic files–if they just show a larger version when clicked–then right click the larger version and select “save image” or “save picture”.

Brunswick County Homeless Coalition

PO Box 7411, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

1-888-519-5362 for info or assistance

(L-R) Joe Staton of the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition, Leland Mayor Brenda Bozeman, Barbara Serafin of BCHC, and Councilman Mike Callahan participate in the reading and presentation of the proclamation. (Photo: BCHC/JAJ)

At their October 19th, 2017 Town Council meeting, the Town of Leland showed their support of the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition by inviting us to receive an official proclamation of Hunger and Homelessness awareness week, November 11th – 19th, 2017.

Town Councilman Mike Callahan read the proclamation as Mayor Brenda Boseman presented it to Barbara Serafin and Joe Staton of the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition.

Support from area governments and leaders is essential in the fight against poverty-related issues like hunger and homelessness, and the BCHC would like to richly thank the Town of Leland for all their recognition and support.  Leland is host this year to 2017’s sixth annual Hunger and Homeless Banquet and Soup Luncheon, scheduled for November 18th at 9:30am.

Proclamation proclaiming November 11-19, 2017 as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. (Source: Town of Leland; Scan: BCHC/BJS)

Brunswick County Homeless Coalition

2016 Statistics

In 2016, the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition responded to 344 requests for assistance. 48 families (104 people) were provided 140 nights of emergency shelter, and 296 families received assistance with rent, utilities, food, medications, and/or transportation.

Your donations are very important to us and to those we serve. Please consider donating any amount to help.

At their September 5, 2017 meeting, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners officially proclaimed the week of November 11th – 19th, 2017 as “National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.” A copy of the proclamation was presented to Barbara Serafin, representing the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition.

BCHC appreciates the tremendous support that the Board of Commissioners has shown, and appreciates this proclamation. Commissioner Pat Sykes is also scheduled to present the board’s proclamation at the BCHC’s Sixth Annual Hunger and Homeless Banquet in Leland on Nov 18, 2017, in observation of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Brunswick County Homeless Coalition

2015 Statistics

In 2015, Brunswick County Homeless Coalition Assisted 274 people, Provided 97 people 183 nights of emergency shelter, Paid Power Stats for 50 families, Paid electric bills for 12 families, Provided 16 families with rental assistance, Assisted 18 families with, transportation. Funding sources include grants, fundraisers (golf tournament), donations we receive from nonprofit organizations, and private donations.

Thank you for your donations. We have more information about how you can donate on our website.