Catawba County United Way Large RFP Grants

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Hickory
The Salvation Army of Greater Hickory
PO Box 1167
Hickory, NC 28603

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club provides low to no-cost programs for local youth, ages 6-15. These include an after school program, where students from ten different Catawba County and Hickory City schools are brought to The Salvation Army to participate. The after school program provides enrichment opportunities, ranging from learning life skills, character building, and physical activities. Sports programs, serving men and women ages 8-18 through basketball, tackle football, and flag football have recently been added.

Allocated $30,000 for subsidies for the after-school and summer programs.

Catawba County Partnership for Children
PO Box 3123
Hickory, NC 28603

The Partnership for Children Parents as Teachers program is a literacy-based, evidence-based home visitation program for parents and caregivers of children, birth to age 5. Enrolled families have displayed at least two risk factors that may impact their ability to nurture and parent their children. 

Allocated $25,000 to support the staffing needs of the program.

Patrick Beaver Learning Resources Center
PO Box 255
Hickory, NC 28603

Patrick Beaver Learning Center provides tutoring through the Hickory Augustine Literacy Program to improve the reading, writing and spelling abilities of  children from low-income families who struggle with literacy skills - grades K-3.

Allocated $15,000 to the program for general operation of the program and educational materials for tutors and their students.

Sipes Orchard Home
4431 County Home Road
Conover, NC 28613

The Sipes Orchard Home transitional living program offers a supportive, residential, co-ed program for homeless, disadvantaged youth, providing them tools and opportunities to learn and practice successful independence.  This program is designed for individuals seventeen to twenty-one who do not have the financial, academic, emotional, or behavioral skills necessary for independent living.

Allocated $25,000 to provide a transitional housing program for ages 16-21.

Council on Adolescents (COA)

1120 Fairgrove Church Rd SE – Suite 22
Hickory, NC  28602

The COA's mentoring program serves middle school aged youth who are identified as potentially "at-risk" for dropping out of school. It provides students with group activities and positive adult role models who meet with them on a regular (weekly), planned basis for an entire school year. 

Allocated $25,000 to support the program.

The COA's Healthy Youth Education Program serves adolescents in Catawba County Schools (grades 6 - 9), Hickory Public Schools (grades 5 - 9) and several private schools (grades 5 - 9), teaching youth about making healthy choices, bullying, future goals, healthy relationships, internet/social media safety, nutrition, peer pressure, puberty, reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, sexual violence, teen pregnancy, setting boundaries, consent, and avoiding risky behaviors.

Allocated $38,000 to provide healthy youth education programs for teens.

Adult Life Programs
PO Box 807
Hickory, NC  28603

Adult Life Programs provides adult day services and to disabled and elderly citizens in three facilities located in Catawba County (Conover, Hickory, and Maiden). The program often prevents premature institutionalization and offers caregivers needed respite during the day. It provides individual and group activities, socialization, community-based outings, and specialized care for people with physical or functional impairments, cognitive impairments, mental illness, developmental disabilities and social isolation.

Allocated $35,000 for adult day care program to provide subsidies for adult day care.

Catawba County DSS Senior Nutrition Services
PO Box 207
Newton, NC 28658

The mission of Catawba County DSS Senior Nutrition Services is to improve the quality of life of seniors by providing them the choice to remain at home through the provision of nutritious meals, education, socialization, health and wellness activities and community volunteer support. These services include Meals on Wheels, the frozen meal program and Seniors Morning Out. 

Allocated $25,000 for senior nutrition services.

Blue Ridge Piedmont Chapter American Red Cross
PO Box 1329
Hickory, NC 28603

The Red Cross emergency services program provides lifesaving education through Health & Safety and Disaster service departments. Continually responds to local disasters such as house fires and provide immediate services for those families as well as deploy local volunteers to assist with disasters wherever needed. Provides services to military families through Service to Armed Forces programs. 

Allocated $12,000 for emergency/disaster services.

Exodus Homes
PO Box 3311
Hickory, NC 28603

The Exodus Homes Medically Assisted Recovery program serves homeless recovering people referred from local detox programs, the Catawba County jail, Catawba Correctional Center or other state/local jails where inmates from this area are returning to Catawba County and it has been clinically recommended that they participate in a Medically Assisted Recovery program to recover from opiate addiction. 

Allocated $34,000 for the Medically Assisted Treatment program for opiate addictions.

Family Guidance Center (FGC)

17 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602

The FGC First Step Domestic Violence Program is a 24 hour crisis intervention program addressing the issue of domestic violence (DV). We are the county's sole DV service provider, operating the only shelter specifically for victims of DV and their children, typically operating at full capacity, while also providing the only state approved Abuser Treatment Program in Catawba County. 

Allocated $75,000 for support of DV services.

The FGC Sexual Assault Services provide 24/7 critical response and prevention services to the community, including trauma informed sexual assault education to promote healthy well-being throughout the community and provide better outcomes for rape victims and their families, both mentally and judicially. 

Allocated $20,000 for support of the program.

Children's Advocacy & Protection Center (CAPC)

4360 County Home Road
Conover, NC 28613

The CAPC ensures children who suffer from sexual and or physical abuse receive a medical exam
by an experienced provider in an environment that does not evoke additional trauma.

Allocated $15,000 to offset the cost of the Child Medical Exam program.

The Mental Health Fund - Catawba Valley Healthcare

327 1st AV NW
Hickory, NC 28601

Funding for the Catawba Valley Healthcare program provides integrated/primary care to adults with mental health issues who are without healthcare insurance.

Allocated $35,000

Exodus Homes
PO Box 3311
Hickory, NC 28603

Exodus Homes transitional housing program provides supportive housing for homeless recovering addicts, alcoholics, and formerly incarcerated people returning to our community from treatment programs and prison. Exodus Homes has a comprehensive array of services to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our residents. 

Allocated $26,000 to assist with housing and transportation costs. 

Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministries
31st Avenue SE
Hickory, NC 28602

The GHCCM Crisis Financial Assistance program provides rent/mortgage assistance to those at risk of being evicted in the 28601 and 28602 zip codes as well as providing financial guidance.

Allocated $20,000

The Salvation Army
Website: The Salvation Army of Greater Hickory

PO Box 1167
Hickory, NC 28603

The Salvation Army Shelter of Hope provides shelter, hot meals and other resources for the homeless with an 87 bed facility for men, women and children. 

Allocated $50,000 

The Salvation Army's Crisis Financial Assistance assists families facing financial obstacles to obtain financial stability and independence, focused on breaking the cycle of crisis and ending inter-generational poverty.

Allocated $20,000

Habitat for Humanity Catawba Valley

772 4th St SW
Hickory, NC 28602

The Habitat for Humanity Habitat Repairs program provides repair services to families in need that meet the income eligibility requirements, based on house size and monthly/annual gross income.

Allocated $25,000