Planting Roots
for the Future

Imagining a stronger, safer, healthier community for children and families

An Unwavering Commitment to Our Mission

For more than 25 years, One Place has made a measurable impact on the lives of children and families in Onslow County. From supporting children who have suffered abuse or neglect to providing families with high-quality child care options, our mission has remained unchanged: To create hope and offer healing for the children and families we serve and positively change the future of our community.

One Place is now at an exciting juncture. As the population in Onslow County continues to grow, so do the needs of families. To fully serve our community and continue to build on our vision of a caring, responsive, and supported Onslow County, we need a permanent home to ensure families and children can access the services and support they need.

The stakes are high-children and families in Onslow County face a number of challenges. With a new permanent home, One Place will have a profound impact on the future of our community and prepare the next generation for a healthier, more vibrant tomorrow.

Our New Home

Our new home will be a one and a half story space in the Jacksonville Commons.
It will be a holistic community hub to include learning space for the early care and education community and community partners, therapeutic respite space for child abuse victims and their families, and a disaster response space.

our plan

Harnessing Our Legacy
and Envisioning a Brighter Tomorrow

In November 2021, One Place was awarded $8 million in the North Carolina state budget for the creation of a new multipurpose facility. In September 2022, The SECU Foundation awarded One Place a $2 million challenge grant to support the project. Part of this grant included naming rights for the building which has been designated as The SECU Hope Center.

Case for Support

what will it take?

$1.5 Million: To Build a Stronger Future for Onslow County

Your support will help us make our new home a reality- and ensure a better future for all children and families who call Onslow County home.


2022: Capital Campaign Launch
2023: Breaking Ground
2025: SECU Hope Center opens to the community

campaign donors

  • State of North Carolina
  • State Employees Credit Union
  • City of Jacksonville, NC
  • Anonymous 
  • Anonymous Trust
  • Brian & Natalie Kelly
  • Charles & James Sewell
  • Christina Tompkins Wright
  • Coastal Bank and Trust
  • Daisy M. Haywood
  • Deanna Trebil
  • Dr. Robert M. Sheegog
  • Dyon Foundation, Inc.
  • Efird Family (Modern Exterminating)
  • Filanthropie Consultancy
  • Fox Family Fund
  • Henry & Dawn Rochelle
  • James & Karen Nilan
  • James & Kathy Askins
  • Jeb & Shawn Brown
  • Julia Collins
  • MajGen Robert Dickerson, USMC Ret &  Mrs. Karin Dickerson
  • Marine Federal Credit Union
  • Mark & Kathryn Wessell
  • Mary Cheatham King
  • Mary Hendrickson
  • Mat & Ann Marie Raymond
  • Michael Brown
  • Michael Grippo
  • Mike & Fay Yaniero
  • Mil-Fed Trucking, Inc.
  • Neverland & Main Travel
  • Providence Bank
  • Raiford Trask
  • Raymond Family (Sanders Ford)
  • Rev. Joel & Felicia Churchwell
  • Scott & Ashley Smith
  • Senatra Spearmon
  • Sewell Family (Golden Corral)
  • SgtMaj Michael Johnson, USMC Ret & Mrs. Jenn Johnson
  • SIA Group
  • Staci Davis
  • Teresa Boykin
  • The Christi Hill Team

project team

Advancement Experts
Anchor Consulting
BB+M Architecture
Dan Gerlach LLC
Filanthropie Consultancy
McKinley Building Corporation
Old North Strategies
One Place Board & Staff
Playbook Management
Summit Design

it’s time to invest

in the future of Onslow County.

Your support makes a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families in our community.

Build With Us

To discuss a gift or naming opportunities, please contact Ann Marie Raymond, Chief of Advancement at

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