Community Partners

2020 Funded Programs

Adult Life Programs
PO Box 807
Hickory, NC  28603

Three centers in Catawba County provide daycare for older and/or disabled adults.  Often prevents premature institutionalization and offers caregivers needed respite during the day or enables them to work.  $38,900 funded for adult day care program to provide subsidies for adult day care.
AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance (ALFA)
1120 Fairgrove Church Road - Suite 28
Hickory, NC 28602

The mission of ALFA is to improve the lives and health of those affected by HIV/AIDS while preventing transmission through education and testing.   Their vision is to be the most effective HIV/AIDS resource to all people in the ALFA service area.  $23,000. funded to provide HIV/AIDS counseling, prevention, education and testing.
The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Hickory
PO Box 1167
Hickory, NC 28603

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs are unique places created to offer programs and services that exemplify and actively practice Christian principles.  This is done in a way that causes recipients of our services to learn to admire the values, ethics and skills presented, and incorporate them into their own lives.  $24,500 funded for subsidies for the after-school and summer programs.
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.  $24,300 funded for senior nutrition services.
Catawba County Partnership for Children
PO Box 3123
Hickory, NC 28603

Dedicated to ensure that all children, ages birth through five, have the resources and the opportunities necessary for them to enter school healthy and ready to succeed.  $20,000 funded for the Imagination Library program which provides books to children ages birth to five.
Blue Ridge Piedmont Chapter American Red Cross
PO Box 1329
Hickory, NC 28603

Provide lifesaving education through Health & Safety and Disaster service departments.  Work to increase the amount of blood donors in our area in order to meet a growing demand for blood in our hospitals.  Continually respond 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.  $19,500 funded for emergency/disaster services.
Community Ridge Daycare
PO Box 1322
Hickory, NC 28603

Offers affordable daycare to the Ridgeview community.  Give the children encouragement and direction toward physical development, social skills and emotional development.  $12,750 funded to provide childcare subsidies.
Council on Adolescents of Catawba County
1120 Fairgrove Church Rd SE – Suite 22
Hickory, NC  28602

Provides educational programming aimed at preventing adolescent pregnancy as well as prevention of suicide and other potentially harmful risk-taking behaviors.  Programs are available to parents of adolescents as well.  $32,300 funded to provide healthy youth education programs for teens and $34,000 for mentoring programs for at-risk youth.
Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries
PO Box 31
Newton, NC 28658

The mission of the Eastern Catawba County Christian Ministry, Inc. is to bring together the resources of the Christian community to serve the people in need of crisis assistance, support and education, in response to God’s call.  ECCCM serves those who are in crisis.  Whether due to unemployment, under employment,  sudden personal crisis, or other extenuating circumstances.  ECCCM is a source of refuge in the storms of life.  $41,000 funded to provide crisis financial assistance for rent, utilities, fuel and pharmaceuticals.  $18,000 funded for the Crisis Assistance Coaching Program.
Exodus Homes
PO Box 3311
Hickory, NC 28603

Offers transitional and permanent 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.  $32,500 funded to assist with housing and transportation costs for unemployed homeless recovering and previously incarcerated adults.  $44,560 funded for the Medically Assisted Treatment program for opiate addictions.
Family Guidance Center
17 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602

Specialized services for individuals and families experiencing the negative effects of anxiety, depression, divorce, stress, financial problems, domestic violence, child abuse, and other problems that threaten the stability of families.  $127,000 funded for the First Step Domestic Violence program to serve victims of domestic violence; $76,800 funded for Consumer Credit Counseling program to provide credit counseling assistance; $18,600 funded for sexual assault services and $87,800 funded to the Individual & Family Counseling program to assist in providing crisis counseling.

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

The mission of Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry is to provide HOPE, HELP, and HEALING to those most in need through service, advocacy and community support.  $22,700 funded to provide crisis financial assistance for rent and mortgage assistance.   
Patrick Beaver Learning Resources Center
PO Box 255
Hickory, NC 28603

Provides tutoring programs to improve literacy for children in grades K-3. $15,000 funded to the program.
The Salvation Army
PO Box 1167
Hickory, NC 28603

Provides resource center for financial assistance for those in need.  The Shelter of Hope for the homeless, and three Thrift Stores to provide clothing and furniture for those on a limited budget.  $48,000 funded for Shelter of Hope to support the homeless shelter and $25,450 funded to provide crisis financial assistance for rent, utilities, and fuel.
Sipes Orchard Home
4431 County Home Road
Conover, NC 28613

The Houston Transitional Living Center 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. $20,750 funded to provide a transitional housing program for ages 17-21.