Community Partners

2021 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.  $28,400 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.  $16,790 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.  $17,885 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.  $17,740 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.  $7,300 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.  $14,235 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.  $9,310 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.  $23,580 funded to provide healthy youth education programs for teens.
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.  $23,725 funded to assist with housing and transportation costs for unemployed homeless recovering and previously incarcerated adults.  $32,530 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.  $92,710 funded for the First Step Domestic Violence program to serve victims of domestic violence; $56,065 funded for Consumer Credit Counseling program to provide credit counseling assistance; $13,580 funded for sexual assault services and $64,095 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.  $16,575 funded to provide crisis financial assistance for rent and mortgage assistance for our neighbors participating in our 'Next Step' services.   
Patrick Beaver Learning Resources Center
PO Box 255
Hickory, NC 28603

Provides tutoring programs to improve the reading, writing and spelling abilities of low-income children who struggle with literacy skills - grades K-3. $10,950 funded to the program for general operation of the program and educational materials for tutors and their students.
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.  $35,040 funded for Shelter of Hope to support the homeless shelter and $11,225 funded to support case management of the Pathway of Hope program, which assists clients facing financial obstacles to obtain financial stability and independence.
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. $15,150 funded to provide a transitional housing program for ages 17-21.