From the Executive Director

Your generosity has helped us to serve more than 17,000 children, women, and men (as well as their pets) and to provide over 51,000 services since 1986. Friend to Friend is committed to delivering superior performance and makes a distinctive impact, relative to our resources, over a long period of time.

We believe the destructive cycle of abuse can only be broken by offering a full continuum of care, including prevention programming, crisis intervention, life skills development, and other supportive and therapeutic services. This comprehensive spectrum of programs and services is what sets Friend to Friend apart from other domestic violence and sexual assault agencies.

We’ve served the Sandhills community for over 25 years, and we work daily to rebuild, reclaim, and save lives threatened by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Our initiatives are centered around four main foci: Keeping Families Safe, Creating a Safer Community, Rebuilding Lives, and Securing a Brighter Tomorrow for Women and their Children.


Executive Director

Key Personnel

Anne Friesen
Executive Director

Madeline Chapla
Program Coordinator

Katie Maness
Court Advocate

Laura May
Sexual Assault Advocate

Nikki Locklear
Shelter Manager

Elizabeth Garner
DV/HT Outreach Advocate

Blanca Harris
Bilingual Safety Coordinator

Nicole Bennett
Children's Advocate


Chandler Thornton
Crisis Intervention Advocate


Jan Mullis 
Human Trafficking Educator


Karmen Harris
Crisis Intervention Advocate

Friend to Friend

103 Monroe Street
Suite 102
Carthage, NC 28327

910.947.3333 | Crisis Line
910.947.1703 | Office Line
910.947.3327 | Court Advocate
9am to 4pm | Monday - Friday